Man who tried to evade Saskatoon police facing number of charges

A man had to be physically captured after attempting to evade Saskatoon police officers in a suspicious vehicle. File / Global News

A driver who attempted to flee from Saskatoon police officers is now facing a number of charges.

Officers initially attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle late Sunday afternoon near 12th Street and Weldon Avenue.

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The driver instead took off and tried to evade police.

The vehicle eventually came to a stop in a parking lot in the 200-block of Betts Avenue.

Three people then got out.

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Police officers said the driver refused to listen to them and tried to flee.

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He was physically captured and taken into custody.

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A search of a backpack turned up an airsoft pistol.

The 28-year-old man is charged with evading police, dangerous driving, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace and breach of probation.

A passenger in the vehicle, a 38-year-old man, is charged with obstruction of justice.

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