A man is in custody following a short pursuit early Wednesday morning. Just after 5:00 AM Patrol officer noticed a vehicle in the 500 block of Ave X South. The vehicle was being driven in an erratic dangerous manner. Officers attempted a traffic stop but the operator of the vehicle accelerated rapidly in an effort to evade police. After a few short seconds the officers aborted the pursuit for safety reasons.
Moments later the vehicle was found abandon on the overpass at Circle Drive and 22nd Street. A Canine officer and his partner tracked the suspect to a garbage dumpster in the 3300 block of Fairlight Drive. The driver failed to obey the commands of the officer and pepper spray was used to conclude the arrest. There were no injuries other than a burning sensation felt by the suspect.
A 42 year old Saskatoon man is in custody charged with Dangerous Driving, Evade Police, Possession of methamphetamine, Obstruction and 2 counts of breaching existing probation orders. He will be in court later today.