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Driver heads wrong way on Hwy. 401, runs through swamp

CityNews | posted Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016

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One man is in custody after a wild police chase on Aug. 17, 2016. CITYNEWS

One man is in custody following a wild police pursuit through Durham Region into Toronto late Wednesday night.

At one point, the driver went the wrong way on Highway 401 for about 10 kilometres, and later ran through a swamp.

Durham regional police were called to Brock Road in Pickering around 10 p.m. following reports of an impaired driver. They then began pursuing a stolen van, which began travelling the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 at Whites Road.

The van crashed at the Meadowvale Road ramp, but the chase didn’t end there. The driver then took off on foot, running through a swamp.

He was eventually arrested. No one was injured in the chase.

A 25-year-old Aurora man is in custody and facing charges for driving a stolen vehicle. He is not facing impaired driving charges.

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