Saskatoon Police used traffic spikes to help catch a speeding driver during a car chase Thursday night.
Officers noticed a stolen car shortly before 11 p.m. near Idylwyld Drive and 33rd Street.
When police tried to stop the vehicle, the driver sped away, forcing the officers to suspend the ground pursuit and call in air support due to dangerous driving.
Police strategically positioned traffic spikes in various locations on Saskatoon’s east side and were able to slow the car when spikes deflated three of the car’s tires.
However, the car kept moving and side-swiped a cruiser before police finally ended the chase.
Three police cars were damaged and no one was hurt during the incident.
A 29-year-old man is facing numerous charges, including possession of stolen property, assault of a police officer with a weapon and dangerous driving.
Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.