15-year-old stopped after short joy ride in Laval

A very short police chase in Laval over the weekend ended with some hefty fines, and what could be a very serious grounding.

Shortly before 1:00 A.M. on Sunday two officers were responding to medical emergency at a home near the corner of Cartier Blvd. and Saint-Hubert St. in the Point-Viau district.

As police would do with any emergency, they activated their flashing red and blue lights. On their way to the emergency the officers noticed a car in front of them was not slowing down and moving aside, it was actually speeding up and looked as if it was trying to flee police.

The officers called for backup to handle the medical emergency and decided to give chase.

The one minute pursuit, which hit about 70 km/h in the 50km/h zone, blew through a couple stop signs and ended just slightly off the road on a median.

When police went to check on the driver, who was not hurt, they discovered the man behind the wheel was actually a 15-year-old boy. Police said he took his mom's car without asking and got spooked by the police lights.

On top of tickets for speeding, failing to stop at a stop sign, and driving without a license, police said the teen would also have to face the consequences at home.