According to police, at approximately 9:10 p.m., an officer in North Division traveling southbound on Highway 7/12 clocked an approaching car at 176 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.
The officer activated his roof lights and conducted a U-turn; the speeding car accelerated away. The officer did not pursue the car, but, instead, checked properties nearby. The unoccupied car was located at a rural property on Brock Concession Rd. 7.
The DRPS K-9 Unit tracked the occupants for approximately 1.5 kilometres before hearing the suspects running in the dense woods. PSD Storm outran one suspect and apprehended him. Two more suspects were arrested by officers nearby.
The driver of the car was identified and charged, while the two passengers were later released without charges. One passenger was treated for a minor bite wound at the scene. The 2011 BMW was impounded for seven days.
18 year-old Joseph Conroy is being charged with: Dangerous Driving, Flight from Police, and Racing a Motor Vehicle. He was later released on an Undertaking with conditions.
Anyone with new information is asked to contact Cst. Stanway of North Division, at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2672.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or online, at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca.