Caught on cam: Man arrested after high-speed chase exceeds 173 km/h
CTVNews.ca Staff, with files from CTV Toronto
Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018 9:51AM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:32AM EST
A Markham, Ont. man is facing several charges after allegedly doing “doughnuts” in an intersection, spinning the vehicle while creating clouds of burning-rubber smoke, before leading police officers on a high-speed chase.
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A Durham police helicopter caught the incident on camera as police say around 100 vehicles blocked off an intersection just west of Pickering, Ont. at about 2:40 a.m. on Sunday. Once officers arrived, police say many of the cars dispersed, some at rates of speed too high to chase.
The Durham police helicopter followed one of the cars onto the Highway 401 where it was seen travelling up to 173 km/h. The suspect then pulled into a gas station where the vehicle was boxed in and the suspect was arrested.
Tony Chau, 24, has been charged with failing to stop for police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to comply with recognizance and racing a motor vehicle. The other passengers in the vehicle were released without charges.
None of the charges have been tested in court.
With files from CTV Toronto
Air1 Follows Suspect after Failing to Stop for Police - A Markham man is facing several charges after he attempted to flee from police in Pickering.— DurhamRegionalPolice (@DRPS) December 18, 2018
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