Area police reports
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Truck heist comes to a stop in Pincourt
Following the case of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) chase of two stolen semi-trailers that came to a halt on Highway 20 in Pincourt in the early morning hours of February 25, SQ spokesperson Agent Louis-Philippe Ruel said a third stolen truck part of the same convoy was located hours later in Lachine.
The chase began in St-Edouard de Napierville 70 km southeast of Vaudreuil-Soulanges when officers witnessed one of the truck drivers make a traffic infraction. When the driver refused to pull over, police gave chase. The trucks were finally stopped in Pincourt just after the Taschereau Bridge when police laid down spike tape. The driver of the first truck took off on foot and the other, a 36-year-old from Montreal, was interrogated by the Major Crimes Investigation Team in Vaudreuil-Dorion. He is scheduled to appear in court to face multiple charges.
Two SQ vechicles were damaged during the event, one of which was run off the road and the other of which was struck, causing minor damage to one of the trucks. Fortunately, no one was injured during this event.
The investigation is continuing to find the other people involved.
Stunt drivers charged on Highway 417
On February 11 at approximately 2 p.m., Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Constable Légère was conducting stationary speed enforcement on Highway 417 in the Champlain Township when he intercepted a white 2015 Honda Accord for travelling at a high rate of speed.
The vehicle was caught traveling at a speed of 192 km/h in a posted 110 km/h zone.
As a result, the 24-year-old driver of Montreal, Quebec was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with ‘Race a motor vehicle - Excessive Speed.’
The driver's licence was immediately suspended for seven days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L'Orignal on April 2, 2020.