June 16, 2014 8:46 pm

Saskatoon police use OnStar to stop stolen truck, arrest suspect

Saskatoon police use OnStar to deactivate stolen truck and arrest an impaired driving suspect.

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SASKATOON – Saskatoon police utilized OnStar to stop a stolen truck and arrest a suspect on Monday afternoon.

Around 2:30 p.m., a half-ton truck was reported stolen from a Saskatoon gas station.

Police quickly located the suspect vehicle, carrying a motorcycle in the truck box, leaving the city northbound and pursued it.

As the vehicle approached Warman, Sask., it pulled a U-turn and then turned off the highway onto range road 384.

The pursuit was called off for safety reasons.

Meanwhile, police learned the truck was equipped with OnStar remote services and had the vehicle deactivated.

The 27-year-old male driver was taken into custody.

Charges of impaired driving, exceeding .08 BAC, theft over $5,000 and being unlawfully at large are pending.

He will be seen by a Justice of the Peace on Monday evening.

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