A car thief was involved in at least four collisions that left two people injured Monday night as he led Montreal police on a chase that stretched from Montreal East to Boucherville.
Montreal police said the incident began around 9:15 p.m., when a suspect ran a car that had been stolen off-island into a car at the corner of Sherbrooke St. and Gamble Ave. in Montreal East.
The occupants of the vehicle, a 17-year-old man and 18-year-old woman, suffered injuries that were not life threatening.
Police said the man then threw the couple out of the car and continued his drive, colliding soon after with another car in the area and trying again — albeit unsuccessfully — to carjack that vehicle.
He then resumed his drive in the couple’s car, eventually colliding with a Montreal police cruiser and sparking a chase that saw him pursued to Boucherville on the South Shore.
Over the course of the chase, the car thief struck a second squad car that he also tried to steal, but instead found himself overpowered and arrested.
There were no injuries reported in the three collisions that occurred following that in Montreal East.
A 39-year-old suspect, who also suffered injuries that were not life threatening, is expected to be questioned later on Tuesday.