While you were sleeping, the Ontario, Canada, police clocked in its longest (and possibly) fastest car chase. Reaching speeds of 237 kilometers per hour (145Mph), the suspect was able to evade capture for about 90 minutes.
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Durham police spent their late night shift chasing the reckless driver over a distance of 154 kilometers.
As you can see in the video, at times throughout the chase, the car (a Chevy Camaro as the pilot handily remarks) drove over 200 km per hour, more than double the speed normally allowed on Highway 401.
Having had enough of it, police disabled his car with tire spikes and captured him as he tried to flee on foot through a forest. He was charged with eight offenses, including possession of drugs for trafficking purposes and criminal harassment.
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Durham police’s Director of Corporate Communications, Mr. David Selby wanted to highlight that the incident is noteworthy in terms of pursuits, claiming it was all made possible thanks to the service’s Air 1 helicopter and it’s onboard technology.
“It does show you the value of having eyes in the sky. It’s an incredibly valuable tool,” he said.
It was confirmed afterward that the chase was indeed the longest pursuit of a suspect in Ontario's history.