UPDATE: Saskatoon police charge wanted man after crash
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.