Saskatchewan

Driver hits 150 km/h evading police

A driver who refused to stop for police in Saskatoon reached a top speed of 150 km/h to successfully evade capture.
A driver reached speeds in excess of 150 km/h on this Saskatoon street early Wednesday morning. (Google Street View)

A driver who refused to stop for police in Saskatoon reached a top speed of 150 km/h to successfully evade capture.

The dangerous speed prompted pursuing officers to call off their chase, police said in a news release Wednesday.

They said the chase started around 5 a.m. CST, when officers in a patrol cruiser saw a car run through a stop sign at Avenue S and 20th Street.

"[This] prompted the officers to activate their emergency lights and sirens," police said. "The driver refused to stop and continued to run several posted stop signs in the area while increasing speed."

The chase was on, as the driver tried ducking down side streets and back alleys.

About seven blocks from the starting point, the driver turned on a major road, 22nd Street, and sped away, eastbound.

Police said the driver hit the gas and was going "in excess" of 150 km/h.

That's when the police pursuit was called off and officers lost sight of the car soon after.

They said the matter was still under investigation.

 

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