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Police dog tracks down driver after SUV crashes into Prince Albert house

A police dog helped arrest a driver after an SUV crashed into a Prince Albert house on Halloween. Prince Albert Police Service / Supplied

Prince Albert police dog Daxa helped arrest a driver who allegedly crashed an SUV into a house on Halloween.

Officers initially stopped the vehicle for speeding at around 11:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday.

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The driver stopped briefly in the Cornerstone Shopping district parking lot, but sped off when approached by the patrol vehicle.

Police said their pursuit was immediately disengaged due to high rates of speed and concerns for safety.

The SUV was later found on McIntosh Drive. Officers said the driver attempted to turn northbound when he lost control and crashed into the front of a house.

The home in the 800-block of McIntosh Drive sustained major damage. No one was injured.

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While the driver fled on foot, his passenger stayed in the SUV and was arrested.

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As officers contained the area, a police dog handler initiated a track to search for the man.

Police said he was located around five kilometres from the scene and refused to cooperate. The man was engaged by Daxa and apprehended.

He was treated at hospital and released into police custody.

The 25-year-old man from the Little Red River Reserve is charged with operating a motor vehicle in a dangerous manner, failing to stop in an attempt to evade peace officers and resisting arrest.

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