Saskatoon

Alleged car thief taken down by Saskatoon police dog

A Saskatoon police dog ended a chase early Friday morning after a driver refused to stop for officers.

A 25-year-old woman suffered dog bites, faces a number of charges

Saskatoon police have charged a 25-year-old woman after a car chase early Friday morning. (Albert Couillard/CBC)

A Saskatoon police dog ended a chase early Friday morning after a driver refused to stop for police.

Police say around 11:30 p.m. CST Thursday night officers spotted a stolen Acura RDX at Avenue G North and 36th Street W. 

Police said when they tried to stop the vehicle, the driver sped off and they stopped the chase.

But the vehicle was spotted a number of times, allegedly driving at high speeds and ignoring traffic lights.

Around 1 a.m. Friday morning, police used stop sticks to puncture the tires along Ruth Street.

Police said the driver ran from the vehicle, but was tracked down by a police dog.

The female suspect was bitten by the police dog and needed stitches.

A 25-year-old Saskatoon female is facing a number of charges including dangerous driving, evading police, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and carrying a concealed weapon.

She will appear before a Justice of the Peace later today.