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Man arrested after hour-long, 170-kilometre joyride in Quebec police cruiser

YAMACHICHE, Que. — A man swiped a Quebec provincial police car Thursday and took it on a 170-kilometre joyride, authorities said.

The incident began in Boischatel as police responded to an alarm at a home at about 5:30 a.m.

The window of the cruiser was smashed before the suspect drove away, police said.

A spokeswoman said various police forces tried to unsuccessfully stop the driver along Highway 40.

The hour-long chase ended at a restaurant parking lot in Yamachiche, about 170 kilometres west from where the vehicle was stolen just outside Quebec City.

A man in his 30s was sent to hospital for evaluation.

The Canadian Press

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