May 29, 2014 1:24 pm

UPDATE: Saskatoon police charge wanted man after crash

Saskatoon police pursued a vehicle being driven by a wanted man early Thursday morning.

File / Global News

SASKATOON – A wanted man has been charged after a vehicle pursuit ended with a crash in Saskatoon’s Parkridge neighbourhood on Thursday.

Around 5 a.m., an officer spotted a suspicious vehicle that was believed to be driven by a man with outstanding warrants.

When the officer tried to conduct a traffic stop, the driver refused and a pursuit of the vehicle ensued.

The pursuit was quickly abandoned for safety reasons.

Police caught up with the suspect vehicle later when it collided with a light post and a parked vehicle at Fairlight Drive and Gropper Crescent.

The male driver attempted to run but was quickly arrested.

Police recovered a replica handgun, methamphetamine, prescription narcotics, marijuana and a large amount of cash from the vehicle.

The 26-year-old Saskatoon man is now facing 10 charges and is expected to appear in court Friday.

*Correction: Saskatoon police had previously stated the vehicle was reported stolen.

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