Police pursuit reaches speeds over 150 km/h; suspect charged

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Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

On October 23 at approx. 1:30 am, Police attempted to stop a small, black Chev car travelling south at a high rate of speed, in the 700 block 18th St. Police activated emergency equipment and began following the vehicle. The vehicle drove through the red light at the Park Ave intersection, and continued southbound. The pursuit continued south on #10, RCMP were notified. There was very little traffic on the road at that time. A short time later the vehicle pulled over and stopped. The driver was arrested and it was determined that he was sober. During the pursuit speeds reached over 150 km/h. The 19 year old driver was released to appear in court on December 16 on charges of Dangerous operation of MV, Flight while pursued by police, Unlawful transportation of liquor Drive w/o valid License and Disobey traffic control device.