Saskatoon police are saying it’s fortunate no one was hurt after a 32-year-old Rosetown man reportedly fled the scenes of multiple collisions Wednesday night.
Police said RCMP called them around 8:15 p.m. to report a blue Ford pickup truck that had driven away from a collision in the area around Vanscoy.
The truck was reportedly seen headed eastbound. Police told 650 CKOM they later heard from witnesses who saw the vehicle travelling in excess of 150 kilometres per hour outside the Saskatoon city limits.
Police said the truck was spotted in Saskatoon by around 8:30 p.m., headed east on 22nd Street.
By 9 p.m., police got a report of a collision on the 2500 block of 8th Street involving a blue Ford pickup truck that had fled the scene of the crash.
The Saskatoon police plane began following the truck at 9:06 p.m., with officers saying they saw the vehicle speeding and weaving in and out of traffic.
A patrol unit on the ground tried to stop the truck as it continued east on 8th Street, but the driver refused to stop.
The police plane stayed with the truck as it continued east of the city, with the driver seen weaving in and out of the oncoming lane.
Officers were able to get ahead of the truck and lay down tire deflation devices at a location about 10 kilometres east of Saskatoon.
The truck ended up in the ditch and police were then able to arrest the driver.
The driver is charged with hit-and-run, evading police and dangerous driving. He was due to appear Thursday in provincial court.