Speeder eludes police, but nabbed on his way back
Speeding driver caught about where the police chase first started, after trip out-of-town
A man who sped through Saskatoon early Thursday morning and successfully eluded a high-speed chase by heading out-of-town was nabbed when he was spotted trying to make his way back to the city.
Police said the chase began around 4 a.m. CST on Idylwyld Drive near 33rd Street when an officer in a patrol car noticed a speeding truck.
"The officer followed the half-ton truck at a safe distance until it reached city limits where it engaged in a short criminal pursuit," police said in a news release about the case. "The truck refused to stop for police and reached speeds of 140 km/hr."
Police said they decided to call off their pursuit near the bedroom community of Martensville, about 15 kilometres north of Saskatoon. "A few minutes later, as the officer was making notes in his patrol car, the truck was spotted again," police said. "This time, [it was] heading south toward Saskatoon."
Police were ready and put out tire-deflating devices, called stop-sticks. The driver was nabbed about where the chase started, on 39th Street and Idylwyld Drive.
"The suspect surrendered to police after his vehicle became disabled," police said, adding the driver — a 20-year-old man from Lloydminster — was in custody facing a number of charges, including refusing to provide a breath sample.