Two officers were on the upbound lanes of the Jolley Cut around 9 a.m. Friday when one of the officers saw a car travelling at 89 km/h in a 50 zone, police said.
The officer, in uniform and wearing a reflective safety vest, directed the driver to pull over. However, the car continued to approach quickly and the officer had to jump out of the way.
The two police got into their cruisers and pursued, sirens and roof lights flashing. The driver stopped and officers said they smelled alcohol on the man’s breath.
The vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver transported to a police station for a breath test. Police say he blew more than two times the legal limit.
The 44-year-old is facing a number of charges under the Highway Traffic Act, including driving while suspended. He’s also facing criminal charges of impaired driving and driving with above the legal blood alcohol limit.
He was released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator