Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Arrested in What Police Call Longest Helicopter Chase in Ontario History

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Arrested in What Police Call Longest Helicopter Chase in Ontario History

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Police release video of high-speed chase

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OSHAWA, Ont. - Police east of Toronto have released video of what they say might be one of the longest police helicopter pursuits in Ontario's history.

Durham regional police say a driver in Oshawa, Ont., called police late last month because a Chevy Camaro was driving erratically behind her and was trying to ram her vehicle.

They say emergency operators advised the woman to drive toward a police station in nearby Whitby.

Officials say once responding officers located the suspect vehicle, the driver evaded police cruisers and got onto Highway 401, driving east at speeds between 180 km/h and 237 km/h.

Police dispatchers then advised cruisers to break off and let the Air 1 helicopter continue the pursuit using night vision. …

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