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Car chase across Hamilton leads to arrest of Glanbrook man: police

An early Wednesday morning car chase — that spanned several communities in Hamilton — started, police say, when the driver of a black pickup truck noticed a patrol car and attempted to evade officers.

Police say the man's license had been suspended 'in relation to previous incidents'

Police say the pursuit began early Wednesday morning when there was a "lack" of traffic. (Hamilton Police Service)

An early Wednesday morning car chase — that spanned several communities in Hamilton — started, police say, when the driver of a black pickup truck noticed a patrol car and attempted to evade officers.

Hamilton police say an officer on patrol around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday noticed a black Ford F-150 pickup truck drive behind a business located in the area of Wilson Street West and Portia Drive.

Events escalated when the driver of the pickup truck "realized the police were present," which is when the vehicle turned around, police say, and the driver "made attempts to evade" police.

The officer gave chase but the driver wouldn't stop despite the activation of the cruiser's lights and siren.

Police pursued the Ford "through several communities" and maintained a safe distance from the speeding suspect, due to a "lack" of traffic on the roads. 

The chase ended in the area of Garth Street and Stone Church Road West, where the suspect ditched the pickup truck and attempted to "flee on foot."

Police say they arrested a 34-year-old Glanbrook man with two active warrants and also charged him with flight from police and failure to comply with probation.

A further background investigation by police also revealed the man was bound by a court order and his arrest constituted a violation of that order.

Additionally, his licence had been suspended prior by the Ministry of Transportation "in relation to previous incidents."

The 1995 Ford F-150 was seized and impounded for 7 days by Hamilton police.

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