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.