A young man runs on a pole after a police chase

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A young man crashes into a pole after a police chase

The motorist was arrested and remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. (Archives)

A spectacular police chase started overnight from Friday to Saturday to intercept a driver in his twenties caused the closure of Highway 20 in the Vaudreuil-Dorion sector in the morning. The motorist was arrested and remains hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The chase began around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning when police of the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges Ouest attempted to intercept the vehicle on the highway due to a violation of the Highway Safety Code.

The driver refused to stop on the orders of the police and even passed a vehicle on the right, on the shoulder, in order to flee.

In an attempt to force the car to a stop, officers rolled out a spiked mat and the suspect vehicle ran over it. The motorist then skidded and hit a lamppost and a Hydro-Québec pole. He rolled over several times and drove into a building, according to Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Béatrice Dorsainville.

Following this, he skidded, hitting a lamppost and a Hydro-Québec pole. He rolled over several times and drove into a building, explains the spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), Béatrice Dorsainville.

Despite everything, the young man had no intention of being intercepted by the agents. He got out of his vehicle and fled on foot.

At around 3:10 a.m., the police finally found him hiding under a stored boat and arrested him.

The man in his twenties, who was alone on board at the time, suffered major injuries, but there is no fear for his life, according to the SQ.

Police say the driver was arrested for flight, impaired driving, breach of conditions, dangerous driving, driving while prohibited and possession of burglary tools. He was transported to the hospital and blood samples were taken. He was released on a promise to appear and remained at the hospital.

Highway 20 was closed in both directions, between Ranger Avenue and Route 338, in the Dorion area, for several hours on Saturday morning. Traffic was able to resume around 11 a.m., except on a westbound lane, where the closure was extended.

An SQ reconstructionist was dispatched to the scene to analyze the scene and the police investigation is continuing.

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