Three arrested in Monday police chase that crossed into oncoming traffic

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A police pursuit that sped through Prince Albert early Monday morning began with a report of shots fired at the turnoff for the main entrance of Prince Albert National Park.

According to an RCMP media release, at about 8 a.m. Monday, Waskesiu RCMP received a report of shots fired at the intersection of the Waskesiu Lake Junction and Highway 2.

The Waskesiu RCMP sent out a ‘be on the lookout’ (BOLO) notification to neighbouring detachments about a white Cadillac Escalade involved in the incident that may have been travelling south on Highway 2.

Officers from the Prince Albert Detachment headed north up Highway 2 and located the suspect vehicle heading south. The RCMP activated emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped away towards Prince Albert, swerving across the north and southbound lanes of Highway 2.

When the vehicle entered the city, the pursuit was turned over to the Prince Albert Police Service.

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The chase continued through Prince Albert and left the city heading southwest on Highway 11, at times crossing over to the northbound set of lanes.

The fleeing vehicle then turned across a ditch and reversed direction at MacDowall, heading back to Prince Albert on Highway 11.

At that point, city police, RCMP from Prince Albert and Traffic Services, Conservation Officers and Saskatchewan Highway Traffic Patrol from the Provincial Response Team were all involved in the chase.

A spike belt was laid across a ditch along Highway 11, ending the chase and disabling the vehicle.

Three people, two men and a female youth, were taken into custody. The investigation was ongoing.