A 22-year-old man has been charged after allegedly trying to get away from police and then assaulting an officer.
Saskatoon police said an officer tried to pull over an “extremely damaged car” driving evasively at 33rd Street West and Avenue Y around 1:40 p.m. Monday.
The officer turned on the patrol car’s emergency equipment, but the suspect driver – a 22-year-old man – refused to stop.
The man allegedly went through a stop sign and continued driving evasively, but did not increase speeds. He then parked at a residence in the 300 block of O’Regan Crescent.
Police said the driver ignored commands from the officer and ran from the car into the home.
A woman spoke the officer at the door and eventually convinced the man to go outside and speak to police.
Police said the suspect was visibly agitated and got into a physical altercation when the officer tried to arrest him.
The man allegedly then tried to run back inside the home, at which time the officer used a Taser on him.
The stun gun disabled the man for a moment, but he was reportedly able to flee back into the house. At this point, backup arrived to help the single officer.
Police reportedly gained entry into the home and found the man, who allegedly continued to ignore verbal commands and was physically violent towards officers.
A second stun gun was deployed and the man was arrested.
MD Ambulance attended to the scene and treated the man for minor injuries. He was then taken by officers to hospital before being put in police custody.
The 22-year-old man was charged with evading police, assaulting a peace officer and obstruction.
He was also issued a ticket for driving while suspended and a second ticket for failing to stop for a stop sign.
Saskatoon police will review the incident according to policy.