After driving into the ditch on Highway 52, police say the vehicle’s occupants fled and proceeded to hide in nearby homes.
Yorkton RCMP have arrested a man and a woman who were hiding in nearby homes after being involved in a single vehicle collision.
According to a release, at around 5:10 p.m. Friday RCMP responded to complains of a someone driving erratically while travelling west from Yorkton on Highway 52, cutting off vehicles and driving at incoming traffic. The car hit the ditch and its two occupants were seen by witnesses fleeing the scene.
As officers arrived on scene to investigate, Yorkton RCMP received a report from the owner of a nearby residence, who said that upon arriving at their house they could see two unknown people peeking out of the window from inside.
The pair fled while police were on their way to the home, but officers were able to follow their tracks in the snow with the help of the RCMP’s police dog services. The tracks led officers to another nearby residence, where the individuals were visible inside.
Police contacted the homeowners and confirmed they weren’t home, then received permission to enter and were able to arrest the pair.
An adult male and female were arrested, then transported to hospital to treat non-life-threatening injuries police believe to have been caused by the collision.
Police are treating the three incidents as being related as they continue to investigate. There is no risk to public safety at this time.
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