Police pursuit: He was driving 100 mph in a 90 zone

Police pursuit: He was driving 100 mph in a 90 zone

A 30-year-old from Palmarolle in Abitibi-Témiscamingue was arrested on Sunday after a ten-kilometer police pursuit while driving at 166 km/h in a 90 km/h zone.

The driver, a 31-year-old man, was allegedly going almost 50 mph over the limit on Route 393 at the north exit of the village of Palmarolle when he was spotted by a Sûreté du Québec (SQ ) speedometer.

However, instead of stopping, the suspect drove on, triggering a pursuit of about ten kilometers with the police officers from the Abitibi-Ouest MRC station.

He was eventually arrested at the intersection of East 12th Avenue and 2nd Street in La Sarre and is being held pending his court appearance scheduled for Friday. He also received a hefty $1,480 fine and a 14-point loss on his driver’s license. His driver’s license was also revoked for seven days.

Reports could also be raised against him for dangerous journeys and flights, the SQ said in its statement.