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Police chase in Argenteuil leads to arrest, possible charges

A 38-year-old man from Lachute has been arrested after a chase with Sûreté du Québec (SQ) officers in Argenteuil.

Just after 2 a.m. Thursday, officers tried to stop a vehicle for a Highway Safety Code violation at the corner of Rue Principale and Avenue Hamford in Lachute.

The driver refused to stop, and a short chase ensued along Rue Principale, until it ended in front of home on Montée Robert in Brownsburg-Chatham.

Officers arrested the driver and while searching the vehicle, found nearly 100 tablets of a methamphetamine-like substance, small amounts of hashish, cannabis, and a prohibited weapon.

The suspect was to appear in court in Saint-Jérôme on Thursday.

According to the SQ, the suspect could face charges of drug possession, dangerous driving, escape, gun-related offences, as well as breach of probation.

The suspect’s vehicle was sized.  He could also face over $2,400 in fines, including three demerit points on his driver’s licence for failing to stop at a red light, and for driving with a sanctioned license.


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James Morgan

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor.He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets.James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
James Morgan

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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