April 14, 2024

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Gaspésie: A man flees SQ with a child on board

Gaspésie: A man flees SQ with a child on board

A 37-year-old man is expected to appear on five charges today following a chase in the Gaspésie on Sunday, when the fugitive – with a child in his vehicle – crashed into a police car.

Police officers from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) of the MRC du Rocher-Percé went behind a building on René-Lévesque Boulevard West in Chandler around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

The SQ responded to a call for suspicious explosions that may have come from fireworks.

At the scene, the police tried to stop the suspect vehicle, but the car driver fled immediately.

2 people were injured

The fugitive rammed the SQ patrol car. The at-fault driver then left the road a few kilometers away in the Chemin du Lac-Sept-Îles area.

The 37-year-old driver, who is known to police, was arrested where he left the road.

A primary school aged child and a woman were in the car. None of the three were injured.

Two police officers who were in the car that was hit were taken to the hospital with what were believed to be minor injuries.

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DYB was informed about the presence of the child. Collision investigator from SQ went to the spot.

The man was taken into custody and was scheduled to be arraigned today and has been charged with hit and run, dangerous driving, forcible confinement, assault with a weapon and breach of probation.

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