Two PEI residents are now in custody after leading multiple RCMP detachments on a chase across southwestern Saskatchewan Sunday morning.
The pursuit began in Swift Current around 9:25 a.m. when a Swift Current City RCMP member found a stolen vehicle on North Service Road. While attempting to stop the vehicle, it took off but not before smashing into the RCMP cruiser rendering it inoperable.
Moments later, a second City RCMP vehicle joined the chase on the Trans-Canada Highway only to be forced off the road by the car.
Around Gull Lake, the stolen vehicle then crossed into the eastbound lanes while tavelling westbound at a high rate of speed.
The Swift Current Rural RCMP, Maple Creek RCMP, and Saskatchewan RCMP's Police Dog Service all joined the chase to find the car.
It made a brief detour to Maple Creek before returning to the Trans-Canada Highway where a spike belt was deployed that flattened two tires. The driver tried to forge on at a high rate of speed but officers pushed it off the road and quickly arrested the two suspects.
Montague, PEI's Brandon Condon-White and Charlottetown, PEI's Kendell Marie Hardt both face; two counts of assaulting a police officer with a weapon, one count of flight from a police officer, one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, one count of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, one count of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, and three counts of mischief over $5,000.
Condon-White also faces three counts of failing to comply with a probation order and one count of operation while prohibited. While Hardt faces one count of failing to comply with a release order and one count of failing to comply with a probation order.
According to the RCMP, no officers were injured in the chase, however, several RCMP cruisers sustained damage with two of them being no longer drivable.
Condon-White and Hardt are set to appear in Swift Current Provincial Court on November 2.