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Markham man leads police on high-speed chase through corn field

Last Updated Oct 5, 2017 at 10:00 am EDT

Footage of a police pursuit in Uxbridge on Oct. 5, 2017. HANDOUT/Durham Regional Police Service

A 20-year-old Markham man is facing several charges after he led police on a wild car chase through a corn field.

Just after 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday officers attempted to stop a speeding vehicle on Toronto Street in Uxbridge.

Police said the driver refused to pull over and fled through residential streets in an erratic manner. Officers pursued the vehicle but when speeds got too high, police ended their pursuit for safety reasons.

However, a helicopter was called in and followed the vehicle, watching as it drove off the roadway, into a corn field.

Watch police video of the pursuit below:

Police said the suspect vehicle, which was described as a white four-door Acura, had extensive damage to its tires. The suspect fled on foot through the field into a residential area.

The suspect then allegedly hid in the basement of a building before police found him and took him into custody.

Harison Sivasoruban has been charged with impaired driving, assault with intent to resist arrest, dangerous operation of motor vehicle and numerous Highway Traffic Act offences.

Police are asking anyone with information pertinent to this case to contact North Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2672.