SASKATOON – Two women are facing numerous charges after a Saskatoon police vehicle was nearly hit early Saturday morning. The women were in a vehicle that ran a red light at the intersection of 22nd Street West and Avenue T at a high rate of speed and almost hit the patrol vehicle.
The vehicle continued westbound on 22nd Street. Police said they did not give chase on the ground, but the air support unit spotted the vehicle entering the city on 33rd Street.
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Officers deployed stop sticks at Lisgar Avenue and Diefenbaker Drive in an attempt to disable the vehicle. At that point, one person fled on foot while the driver continued her attempt to evade police.
She eventually crashed into a parked car on Douglas Crescent.
Both women were taken into custody with the help of a police dog.
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Police said they recovered a sawed-off shot gun and a sawed-off rifle that had been thrown from the vehicle while the women were attempted to evade police.
The two Saskatoon women, 22 and 23, are facing over 20 charges including evading police and weapons-related offences.