Regina man in custody after car chase Thursday night

A man is in custody after driving dangerously in Regina on Thursday night.

Just after 9:00 pm, police were dispatched to the 5000 block of Staff Crescent for the report of a suspicious vehicle, previously reported stolen to police, was running with two occupants, an adult man and an adult female, who appeared to be sleeping.

The man was identified and was determined to pose a high risk for weapon possession.

Police approached the vehicle and called out the occupants.

The woman exited the vehicle and was taken into custody. Continued attempts to call out the man failed. The man then moved to the driver’s seat, and started the vehicle, driving northbound to Holash Way where a spike belt was deployed.

The vehicle drove away, eventually coming to a stop in an alleyway between Rothwell Crescent and Rupert Street, north of 8th Avenue.

After an hour, the suspect left the vehicle ad was arrested.

A search of the vehicle revealed a bag containing methamphetamine, they also found fentanyl.

30-year-old Justin Pelletier has been charged with dangerous driving, impaired driving, flight from a peace officer, failure to comply with a release order, possession of methamphetamine, possession of fentanyl, and possession of proceeds obtained by crime.

Pelletier made his first appearance Friday afternoon.

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