May 16, 2018 11:21 am

Man trying to evade Saskatoon police found hiding in dumpster

A Saskatoon police dog was brought in and tracked a suspect to a garbage dumpster on Fairlight Drive.

Phillip Bollman / Global News

Saskatoon police say a man who took off at a high rate of speed during an attempted traffic stop was caught hiding in a dumpster after abandoning the vehicle.

Officers first noticed the vehicle being driven erratically just after 5 a.m. CT Wednesday in the 500-block of Avenue X South.

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When they tried to stop the vehicle, the driver sped off. Officers gave chase but called it off moments later due to safety concerns.

The vehicle was found abandoned a short time later on the Circle Drive overpass at 22nd Street West.

A police dog was brought in and tracked the suspect to a garbage dumpster on Fairlight Drive.

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Police said the man refused to listen to officers and pepper spray had to be used on him during the arrest.

The 42-year-old Saskatoon man is facing a number of charges including dangerous driving, evading police and possession of meth.

He is scheduled to appear in Saskatoon provincial court on Wednesday.

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