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High-Speed Chase Ends on Airport Taxiway

High-Speed Chase Ends on Airport Taxiway

Updated: June 17, 2019 02:45 PM

Police say a high-speed chase in northwestern Ontario ended when the driver got out of the car on an airport taxiway while it was still moving.

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The pursuit started Sunday afternoon when Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a possible impaired driver on Highway 642 east of Sioux Lookout.  The driver was allegedly driving erratically at a high rate of speed while throwing garbage out of the window.

Police activated their lights and siren but say the driver did not stop, leading them on a high-speed chase through downtown Sioux Lookout.  The driver allegedly drove through the access gate to the airport and approached the tarmac.

At that point, police say the driver drove up a taxiway and exited the vehicle while it was still moving.  The vehicle crashed in a field between the runway and the airport.

The suspect, a 34-year-old woman from Winnipeg, faces 19 possible counts, including theft of a motor vehicle and damaging or interfering with a navigation facility.

Sioux Lookout is about a 3 1/2 hour drive north of Fort Frances, or about 190 kilometers (about 120 miles) by air.  The Sioux Lookout Airport serves as a regional hub with scheduled commercial flights by three airlines in addition to charter, medical, and police flights.

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