Stolen FedEx van crashes attempting to outrun Prince Albert police

Charges are pending after a FedEx van was stolen in Prince Albert, Sask., while a delivery driver was unloading the vehicle. Saskatchewan RCMP / Supplied

A young man is facing a number of charges after allegedly leading Prince Albert police on a wild chase Tuesday morning in a stolen FedEx van.

Police said the van was stolen while the driver was unloading it in the 1400-block of Central Avenue.

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It was followed to the Hazeldell neighbourhood, north of the North Saskatchewan River, where officers attempted a traffic stop.

The driver hit a police vehicle before turning around and leaving the city on Highway 11.

Saskatchewan RCMP provided this photo of a FedEx van that was stolen in Prince Albert on Nov. 13, 2018. Saskatchewan RCMP / Supplied

The RCMP coordinated with Prince Albert police to stop the damaged van in the Hague area.

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An 18-year-old man was arrested and is facing nine charges including assaulting an officer, theft of a motor vehicle, and dangerous driving.

He is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Prince Albert provincial court.

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