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High-speed chase in west Quebec leads to charges

An Alberta man is facing charges after a high-speed car chase across the river in La Peche early Thursday morning, Quebec police say.

An Alberta man is facing charges after a high-speed car chase across the river in La Peche early Thursday morning, Quebec police say.

It started at about 2:20 a.m. on Route Principale near Wakefield, Que., when MRC des Collines police tried to stop a suspected stolen vehicle.

The driver instead took off onto Autoroute 105, heading to Gatineau.

Police were forced to use two spike belts to stop the vehicle.

The driver managed to avoid the first spike belt at Scott Road and Autoroute 105 before his tires were blown hitting the second at Loretta Road and Autoroute 105.

The driver continued onto Loretta Road, which turned out to be a dead end, police said. The suspect then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

The man, 50, is facing a number of charges, including refusing to stop for police, dangerous driving and obstructing police. Police said he had 10 previous dangerous driving charges on his criminal record.

He was expected to appear in court Thursday afternoon.

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