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Foot chase ensues after Burlington man flees police, charges laid

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Foot chase ensues after Burlington man flees police, charges laid

A Burlington man has been charged after fleeing police on Queen Elizabeth Way.

Police say on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, just after 2:30 pm, a uniform officer with the Halton Regional Police Service observed a vehicle that was travelling at high speeds on Sutton Road in Burlington.

According to police, the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle sped away and fled the area.

Shortly after, the same suspect vehicle was observed driving westbound on the Queen Elizabeth Way near Walkers Line at a speed of approximately 180 km/h, according to police.

Police say the vehicle was observed driving on the shoulder of the highway and weaving in and out of traffic.

Prior to police attending the area, the driver of the vehicle unexplainably stopped in the centre lane near the Skyway Bridge, exited the vehicle and crossed the centre median on foot, police say.

The suspect attempted to stop vehicles driving in the eastbound lanes of the highway and was observed trying to open doors of at least three vehicles, according to police.

Officers attended the area and a brief foot pursuit ensued, police say.  The suspect was arrested without further incident.

Dariusz Horosz, a 43-year-old from Burlington has been charged with flight from police, dangerous operation, breach of probation, breach of release order and possession of a controlled substance.

Horosz was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Halton Regional Police Service at 905-825-4777.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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