Man, 34, charged after high-speed chase near Woodstock, Ont., ends in crash
An OPP cruiser is seen in this undated image. (Dave Chidley / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
WOODSTOCK, Ont. - A high-speed police chase in southern Ontario early Tuesday ended with a crash just outside Woodstock that left two people injured.
Provincial police say the incident began at about 2 a.m. when they received a report of a stolen Jeep Cherokee in the Delhi area.
Officers who spotted the vehicle on Highway 3 began a pursuit that at times reached speeds of 160 km/h before the Jeep headed onto Highway 19 north of Tillsonburg.
Const. Michelle Murphy says police put a spike belt on the road but the driver avoided it, then crashed into a transport truck parked on the shoulder (near Sweaburg Road) and collided with an OPP cruiser, ejecting the driver of the Jeep.
The Jeep driver and the truck driver were both taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Konrad French, 34, of Chippewa of the Thames, is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, theft over $5,000, flight from police and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.