A man from Bath, southeast of Napanee, who led police on a 25-minute chase from Hastings to Peterborough, will spend 252 days in jail.
Christopher Derrett sparked the high-speed pursuit which involved at least 13 city and provincial police officers last May. It started when the O-P-P clocked a minivan at about 30 kilometres an hour over the limit west of Campbellford. Police lost track of the van in Hastings when speeds reached 150, but they picked it up again in Keene and laid down a spike belt which didn’t stop the vehicle. The minivan continued on its rims until it struck a tree after hitting another spike belt in Peterborough.. Derrett pleaded guilty to a long list of charges, including driving while disqualified, dangerous driving and possession of stolen property.