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Montreal man facing charges after OPP stop erratic driver on Highway 401

A Montreal man was arrested after a stolen vehicle was crashed in Stone Mills Township, Ont., OPP say. Lars Hagberg / The Canadian Press

A Montreal man is facing charges after allegedly driving erratically in Stone Mills Township, Ont.

According to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), on Saturday just after 2 p.m., officers were called to Highway 401 near the Deseronto Road exit for an erratic driver.

When officers tried to stop the car, it fled.

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The vehicle left the highway at the County Road 4 exit, but ended up leaving the road, crashing into road signs and coming to a stop in a snowbank, police say.

According to OPP, the vehicle was reported stolen by York Regional Police earlier in the day.

The driver was arrested and transported to detachment for processing.

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Rosaire Tremblay, 51, was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and racing a motor vehicle at an excessive speed.

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