Regina police say they had no choice but to engage in a high-speed chase with a vehicle where a man in the driver’s seat could be seen hitting a female passenger who was trying to jump out of the truck.
The harrowing pursuit started early Monday morning after police received a phone call about a woman in danger.
When they located the truck, officers could see the woman was in distress and started to chase the vehicle, which accelerated to what police say were dangerous speeds.
With RCMP and Moose Jaw police called for backup, three Regina police vehicles were used to try and barricade an exit onto the Trans-Canada Highway.
The truck crashed into the police vehicles, slowing it down enough for the woman to jump out, but the driver kept going and got onto the highway headed toward Moose Jaw.
Murphy is set to make his first appearance in Provincial Court on May 5.
The incident began early Monday morning after reports of a high speed chase near Belle Plaine.
As the story unfolded, Regina Police released more details mid-day Monday.