Montreal

Police chase ends on Gilles Villeneuve track

A 39-year-old man will appear in court in Montreal today after leading police on a car chase that ended on the Gilles Villeneuve race track.

A 39-year-old man will appear in court in Montreal Monday after leading police on a car chase that ended on the Gilles Villeneuve race track.

Montreal police tried to pull over the car around 5 p.m. on Sunday for erratic driving.

The driver refused to stop — and headed onto the Jacques Cartier Bridge, said Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Daniel Thibaudeau.

He said the driver hit two cars before taking the Ile-Ste-Hélène exit towards the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. No one was injured in either collision.

"The suspect led police onto the Gilles Villeneuve raceway, still refusing to pull over, and he finally lost control and hit the stands, as well as a cement barrier," said Thibaudeau.

Thibaudeau said the man then got out of his car and threatened police with a knife before he was taken into custody.

The man was expected to appear in court Monday facing possible charges including dangerous driving and threatening police.

Police said alcohol appears to have been a factor in the incident.

The man was treated for minor injuries.

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