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Laval man arrested following police pursuit

A Laval man was arrested following an overnight police chase on Wednesday. TVA

A 59-year-old man has been arrested after an overnight police chase ended in Laval early Wednesday.

Just before 1 a.m., Sûreté du Québec officers stationed on Highway 40 East near Lacordaire Boulevard tried to pull a car over for speeding, according to police.

However, police say the driver didn’t stop, and a chase ensued.

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Provincial police say officers followed the car into Laval, where the driver reportedly took off on foot.

When the driver entered Laval, local police joined the chase along with a police dog.

Shortly after, police say the man was apprehended and arrested.

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SQ spokesperson Sgt. Claude Denis says the suspect was released and is expected to appear in court later on Wednesday.

Denis says there is a possibility the car was reported stolen.

An investigation surrounding the chase is underway.

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