‘Grand Theft Auto’ in the GTA? Man attempts to hijack automobiles on freeway in the vicinity of Toronto

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We’re hardly the first to make Grand Theft Auto -slash-Larger Toronto Spot jokes, but the comparison is just much too apt, here.

At 2:30 pm January 13 in Burlington, Ontario, just west of Toronto, police tried to apprehend a automobile going at a higher price of pace in a household place in the east close of the town.

The driver took off, but was noticed soon immediately after heading westbound on the QEW at Walkers Line, reaching speeds of close to 180 km/h. He took to the shoulder, and was weaving in and out of traffic.

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Ahead of police could capture up, the driver reportedly stopped his auto in the centre westbound lane approaching the Skyway Bridge and bought out, clogging and dodging four lanes of dwell targeted traffic — really should we point out the two and 3 lanes of merging visitors at this bend in the semi-truck-laden roadway?

What to do? Why, he crossed the median on foot, of study course, and commenced attempting to hijack (allegedly, of class) motor vehicles in the eastbound lanes by initially, seeking to get them to cease, and then tugging on their door handles. A 43-year-outdated Burlington gentleman was apprehended immediately after a short foot chase “without additional incident,” in accordance to the report. But definitely. How numerous additional incidents could he have extra? He was billed with:

  • Flight From Law enforcement
  • Dangerous Procedure
  • Breach of Probation
  • Breach of Release Order
  • Possession of a Controlled Material

Halton Regional Police want to chat to any individual with facts — 905-825-4777. So do I. I have issues. Who stops for a whackadoodle striving to split into your car or truck? After you call the police, you should, get in touch with us at the paper. And remember to notify me you have a dashcam. Conveniently sufficient, this all performed out in just spitting length of the OPP detachment.