Stolen trucks lead Quebec police on chase through south shore
MONTREAL -- The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) have arrested one person, and are looking for a second, after a police chase involving alleged stolen trucks in Montreal's south shore.
The pursuit began at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday when SQ patrollers say they noticed one of the trucks commit a traffic violation in Napierville, in the Montérégie.
They say they tried to stop the truck, but the driver refused. The second truck driver also did not abide by police orders to pull over.
Officers chased the two trucks down Highway 221, before heading to the A-30 and the A-20, where police laid down a nail bed in Pincourt, west of Montreal, in an attempt to halt the chase.
According to police, the first driver took off on foot after hitting the nail bed. The second driver, a 36-year-old man, was stopped and arrested.
Authorities say the trucks had no merchandise inside. A third stolen truck was found in Montreal's Lachine borough.
Two SQ cruisers were damaged in the pursuit, but there were no injuries.