A frantic woman calls 9-1-1 in the winter of 2018. Her abusive boyfriend is following her in his vehicle. At one point, he tried to ram her vehicle so she would stop. DRPS dispatch advised her to drive to Central West Division and officers are dispatched.
What ensued was the longest police helicopter track in Ontario and the second longest in Canada. Air1 was in the air and spotted the vehicle, which at times reached speeds of 237 km/h on the eastbound highway 401 near Oshawa. It was at that point, police dispatchers advised cruisers to break off their pursuit and let the Air1 helicopter continue the pursuit using night vision.
After a 154-km chase, taking several hours, which traveled towards Peterborough then back towards Durham, the vehicle drove over a spike belt laid out on Ganaraska Road. The driver then fled on foot into a nearby forest and was seen discarding evidence along the way. OPP ground units were able to apprehend the man in a wooded area.