The driver of a heavy truck stopped after a 20 kilometer chase

The driver of a cube truck was arrested by the police on Sunday morning at around 2:30 a.m. after a nearly 20-kilometer chase on Highway 10 in Montérégie.

The 39-year-old driver was noticed around 2 a.m. for his erratic driving at kilometer 37 of highway 10, near the Ange-Gardien, said the spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) , Louis-Philippe Bibeau.

When the police arrived at the scene, the driver of the truck backed up and hit the patrol car before fleeing, the SQ spokesman added.

The police then followed the driver aboard a Ministry of Transport (MTQ) van before their colleagues took over the pursuit.

After several minutes of pursuit on Highway 10 and then on Route 235, the police were able to intercept the vehicle on Saint-Pierre West Street in Saint-Hyacinthe at around 2:30 a.m.

The driver then lost control of his vehicle after installing a spiked mat on the road and ended his run in a ditch, Constable Bibeau said.

A reconstitutionist is present on site to assess the circumstances of the event.

“The cube truck had been reported stolen in the last hours from the Longueuil agglomeration police department,” said the SQ spokesperson.

The suspect, who has minor injuries, will be questioned by investigators from the SQ’s major crimes department.

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