Saskatoon police use spikes to stop stolen vehicle
The 14-year-old driver and two passengers were arrested
Saskatoon police used spikes to deflate a stolen vehicle’s tires early Saturday morning.
At about 4 a.m. CST an officer spotted a stolen GMC pick-up truck was on 33rd Street near Edmonton Ave.
Police set up a tire deflation device, called a Stop Stick, at 33rd Street and Avenue W. The driver rolled over its hollow spikes and it let air out of the tires.
The 14-year-old driver continued driving, but the vehicle came to a stop a few blocks away.
The boy and two female passengers were arrested.
Police say charges including theft of a motor vehicle and failing to stop for police are pending.
According to Saskatoon police the Stop Stick is less dangerous for drivers than a typical spike belt. The Stop Stick uses hollow spikes which deflate the tires more slowly, making it less likely to cause injury on impact.