SASKATOON – Several cruisers and parked vehicles were damaged following a police chase early Friday morning. Police were called to the 100-block of Gropper Crescent around 2 a.m. CT for a report of a stolen taxi.
The cab driver told officers he had picked up three women at a hotel on Fairhaven Drive. While enroute to their destination, the taxi driver said they began choking and punching him and demanded money.
He was able to escape and call for help. He received minor injuries.
The stolen cab was spotted in the 400-block of Pendygrasse Road. When patrol officers attempted to stop the cab, the driver refused and lead police on a short high speed chase.
Officers called off the chase when the Air Support Unit (ASU) picked up the vehicle however a responding canine unit was hit by the stolen vehicle at the intersection of Pendygrasse Road and Clancy Drive.
ASU officers spotted one person jumping from the taxi on Forrester Road. She was taken into custody and treated for minor injuries.
The driver then headed to Hull Crescent, where another traffic stop was attempted. The driver collided with several patrol cruisers and parked vehicles and went over stop sticks before driving away.
The taxi eventually came to a stop at Whitney Avenue and 20 Street West. Officers arrested the driver following a struggle.
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The 20-year-old woman is facing a number of charged including robbery, dangerous driving, evading police and assaulting a peace officer.
The 17-year-old woman who jumped from the taxi is facing a robbery charge.
Both are expect to be seen Friday by a justice of the peace.
Police continue to search for the third woman.
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