The OPP used a new technology that attaches GPS darts to vehicles to track a high-speed car through Brantford, Hamilton and Burlington early Friday morning.

Police shot and attached two STAR (Satellite Technology Apprehension Response) darts to a car that fled a RIDE check in Brant County around 3:20 a.m., police say.

Officers stopped the vehicle in a check on Cockshutt Road at Oxbow Road. Officers gave the driver a road-side test, which he failed, police said in a media release.

As the vehicle fled, police attached two darts to it. One fell off, police say, but the other stuck.


OPP used a StarChase GPS dart to track a vehicle down the QEW. (Tony Smythe/CBC)

Officers working at the provincial communications centre in London tracked the vehicle about 155 kilometres as it traveled around Hamilton and Burlington. The driver headed along Highways 403 and QEW before police stopped it with a rolling block on Highway 407.

Two cruisers were damaged in the stop.

A 34-year-old Brantford man is charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, failing to provide a breath sample and four counts of mischief endangering life.