Spike Belt Used To Stop Driver Doing 170 Km/h

A man is facing a variety of charges after a high-speed police chase in and around Peterborough on Sunday, May 17th, 2009.

Ontario Provincial Police saw a minivan going 111 km/h early that morning. They attempted to stop the vehicle however it allegedly sped up to 150 km/h and eluded them.

Police say they then chased the van after seeing it speed through Peterborough at more than 170 km/h.

A spike belt was laid on the road which flattened one of the tires so that police could stop the van, which still continued trying to escape despite the damage.

The driver, a 27-year-old male, faces numerous charges including: impaired driving, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and flight from police.

He appeared in court on Monday for a bail hearing.

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