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Gatineau, Que: Couple arrested after car gets stuck on golf course while fleeing police

Gatineau, Que: Couple arrested after car gets stuck on golf course while fleeing police
Gatineau, Que: Couple arrested after car gets stuck on golf course while fleeing police

Two people are facing a host of charges after their vehicle got stuck on a golf course in Gatineau while trying to flee from police.

Gatineau police said in a French-language news release that officers were pursuing a vehicle at approximately 7:45 p.m. Monday after the driver refused to stop during a traffic stop. Police said the car attracted attention because of its “poor condition” and because it had two different license plates on the front and back.

According to police, the driver fled from police and committed multiple violations of the Highway Safety Code. Officers terminated the pursuit shortly after for safety reasons.

Officers later spotted the vehicle at the intersection of Church Street and Soucy Street, but it managed to avoid a patrol car that blocked its path.

Shortly thereafter, police say they quickly received information that the suspects had entered the Buckingham Golf Course on Bélanger Street. Upon arrival, police found the car stuck on the golf course, with the driver having fled on foot.

“A perimeter was established to contain the suspect and police began a search,” Gatineau police said in the release.

“The suspect was quickly found when he got into a taxi with another person.”

A 46-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman were arrested. Police say they linked the man to a burglary that occurred earlier in the day in downtown Gatineau.

The man is charged with fleeing police, dangerous driving, driving without a license, obstructing officers and violating conditions.

The woman was charged with violating her probation and possession of narcotics.

Both will appear in court in Quebec on Tuesday.