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Wrong way driver on Highway 16 charged with impaired driving

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A Saskatoon man driving the wrong way on Highway 16 has been charged with impaired driving after crashing into a light pole. File / Global News

A man has been charged with impaired driving after crashing into a median and light pole while trying to evade Saskatoon police early Monday morning.

Officers who spotted a black sedan heading the wrong way in the northbound lanes of Highway 16 at roughly 3:30 a.m. tried to stop it when the driver exited onto Circle Drive West.

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The driver refused to pull over, and eventually struck the centre median and a light standard at the 51st Street overpass. Two people then got out of the car and fled.

One suspect was caught after a short foot chase, and a police dog tracked down the second suspect.

Along with impaired driving, a 27-year-old Saskatoon man is facing dangerous driving and evading police charges.

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A 23-year-old Prince Albert man is facing a breach of court conditions charge. He was also wanted on an outstanding warrant.

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Both are scheduled to appear Monday in Saskatoon provincial court.