The Ontario Provincial Police’s newest technology to prevent high speed chases has paid off in one instance that occurred just south of Brantford earlier this month.
Police were performing a RIDE check on September 1st where a man failed a breath test and fled the scene with his vehicle.
OPP Officers were able to launch the GPS dart technology that was introduced in May, and used it to track the driver for 155 kilometers down Highway 403, The QEW and Highway 407 where he was eventually pulled over and arrested.
The 34 year old Brantford man is now facing charges of Impaired and Dangerous Driving as well as failing to provide a breath test.
The Driver is also facing four counts of Mischief and Two Counts of Forcible Confinement.
The OPP Introduced the new GPS Dart Technology that sticks to the fleeing vehicle in May in hopes of preventing dangerous high speed chases between drivers and officers and improve road safety in the process.