Five arrested after vehicle flees police and crashes into taxi

Five people are facing charges after an early morning incident on Tuesday.

The Regina Police Service says shortly before 12:30 a.m., officers were on patrol when they observed a vehicle that had reportedly been involved in an assault a few days prior.

The officers alerted the Aerial Support Unit (ASU), which was able to locate the suspect vehicle. ASU took over following the vehicle from the air, as it was travelling at high rates of speed throughout the north central area.

At one point, the suspect vehicle ran a red light at Albert Street and 3rd Avenue, colliding with a taxi cab at the intersection. The taxi driver suffered minor injuries and was treated on the scene by EMS. The passenger was uninjured.

Despite extensive damage to the vehicle, the driver did not stop at the collision scene and carried on at high rates of speed throughout the north end of the city.

The ASU directed ground patrol members to Kumar Lane, where three occupants, two women and a man, were located and arrested without further incident.

Officers then found the woman driver hiding alongside a house in the area.

The two remaining passengers, a man and a woman, were arrested after being found hiding in tall grass.

Police recovered a firearm, three-bladed weapons, and bear spray.

As a result of the arrests, five people, ranging from 21 to 33 years old, are facing various charges, including weapons charges and conditions violations. The driver of the vehicle was charged with operating a conveyance dangerous to the public, failure to stop after an accident and flight from a peace officer.

Three of the accused appeared in provincial court on Wednesday, with the other two set to appear in late October.

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