Spike belt stops stolen Jeep on Highway 401 near Cornwall

In this provided photo, a Jeep sits at the side of Highway 401 with flat tires on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024. (SD&G OPP via Newswatch Group)

SOUTH STORMONT – Police used a spike belt to stop a stolen Jeep on Highway 401 Wednesday morning.

SD&G OPP say they intercepted the eastbound 2024 Grand Cherokee, reported stolen from the Peel area of Toronto, around 10:30 a.m.

“A tire deflation device was utilized to safely stop the vehicle and the driver was arrested,” Const. Serge Duguay said in a news release.

A 44-year-old man from Brossard, Que is facing charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of break-in instruments and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order.