Driver charged after being on cellphone during high-speed chase
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, January 24, 2010 11:03AM EST
TORONTO - Provincial police say a man faces a slew of charges after talking on a cellphone during a high-speed chase in Toronto.
Police allege a white Mercedes was travelling 141 kilometres per hour -- 41 kilometres an hour over the posted speed limit -- on Saturday morning.
Sgt. Gerry Lannigan told CTV News that officers tried to pull the driver over, but he was talking on a cellphone.
The pursuit lasted six kilometres before the vehicle crashed into a police cruiser.
The driver faces charges of impaired driving, stunt driving and talking on a cellphone.
His vehicle was impounded.