The Dryden Police Service has charged three people after a high speed pursuit on Highway 17.

The DPS says on March 16, while observing a suspected impaired driver, officers learned that the vehicle had been stolen from Regina, Saskatchewan. While attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver fled from police at a high rate of speed.

As the fleeing vehicle caught up with a semi-truck travelling in the same lane, the driver swerved into the opposite lane and forced oncoming traffic to pull over to avoid the collision. Officers stopped the pursuit but maintained visual contact to ensure the public’s safety.

Roughly six kilometres east of Wabigoon, police located the unoccupied vehicle and three people a short distance away. The three were then arrested and charged.

As a result, 29-year-old Jason Hotomaine of Regina, Saskatchewan is facing charges of:

- Obstruct a peace officer,
- Adult operation while prohibited,
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle,
- Flight from peace officer,
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000,
- Failure or refusal to comply with demand.

Two accused females were also charged with:

- Obstruct a peace officer,
- Possession of a schedule I substance,
- Fail to comply with probation x 2

The DPS says that both females were released on an Undertaking with Conditions, but this information as not been sworn to as it pertains to the accused females, so the DPS is unable to release their names at this time.