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Vehicle evades police only to crash into ditch
Published Sunday, February 19, 2012 2:16PM CST
Three people have been arrested after two different police detachments were led on a chase near the Gordon First Nation Saturday evening.
RCMP say the incident happened just after 5:30 p.m., when RCMP from Punnichy attempted to stop a van and arrest one of its occupants, wanted for several outstanding warrants. The vehicle refused to stop and after a short pursuit, RCMP in the area were warned to be on the lookout for the vehicle.
A short time later, Southey RCMP attempted to pull the vehicle over, but again the driver evaded police and continued driving dangerously on Highway 6.
The driver of the van then attempted to pass another vehicle on the highway and caused an accident, sending two vehicles into the ditch on the west side of the road. The accident happened about 17 kilometres north of Regina.
Four people from the suspect van were taken to hospital after being removed from the wreckage of the crash. Three of those, a woman and two men, have been arrested. RCMP say a firearm has also been seized from the site of the crash but its role in the incident is not yet known.
The two occupants of the other vehicle, a man and his 11-year-old son, were not injured in the crash.
RCMP are still investigating, and charges are pending.