An attempt to stop a driver lead to a police chase in Lachute recently. On September 1, at about 3 a.m., Sûréte du Québec attempted to intercept a vehicle at the Grâce and Argenteuil intersection in Lachute for a traffic infraction.
After the driver’s refusal to stop, a police chase ensued on Bethany Avenue and onto Highway 50 East. The driver was eventually stopped around kilometre 289 as a result of a nail carpet and was apprehended by police and was escorted to the SQ station where he underwent a drug test. The average speed of the chase was 40 to 60 km/h in Lachute and 90 to 110 km/h on Highway 50.
A 33-year-old Sainte-Véronique man was released and will appear in Saint-Jérôme court at a undetermined date. He faces potential charges for flight, dangerous driving, impaired driving, and armed assault. His vehicle was seized for 30 days and his driver’s license was suspended for 90 days. For refusing to stop, he will face 3 demerit points and a fine of $170.