Two people are facing charges, stemming from incidents in both Ontario and New Brunswick, following a Christmas Eve police chase on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Provincial police officers first attempted to stop an SUV for speeding on Highway 17 east of Marathon on Monday, but had to call off the chase because of the risk to public safety.
Speeds were well above the posted speed limit when the pursuit was halted, OPP reported.
Then, after the same vehicle gassed up at a station west of Marathon — and drove off without paying — police were able to stop it using a device to deflate the tires.
The 42-year-old female driver and a 54-year-old male passenger were both wanted on Canada-wide arrest warrants. Police said they are suspected to have stolen a vehicle after trying to abduct a woman at knife-point in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
The pair were arrested and face multiple charges, including possession of stolen property, theft under $5,000 and being unlawfully at large. They are currently in police custody.