It was a dangerous situation for the Estevan RCMP as they and the Estevan Police Service were involved in a high-speed chase.
"On Dec 4th at 10:00 am the Estevan RCMP Detachment received a report of an abandoned truck north of Bienfait that turned out to be stolen," the RCMP shared in a written statement. "Members attended and were in the process of towing the vehicle from the scene when another vehicle came down the same road. Members attempted to stop the second vehicle, but the vehicle fled the area at a high rate of speed."
That vehicle was then seen in Bienfait and two members, each in a vehicle, tried to stop it once again. The suspects took off against traveling at a "dangerously high rate of speed out the town towards Estevan."
"The suspect vehicle was later located on a back road near Roche Percee, this time the fleeing vehicle lost control on the gravel road as it approached another RCMP vehicle and collided causing significant damage to the RCMP vehicle. A pursuit was declared and the RCMP vehicle that had been in the collision pursued the suspect vehicle east towards Roche Percee."
"A second police vehicle from the Estevan Police Service Combined Traffic Services joined the pursuit as a second back up vehicle. The pursuit lasted approximately 17 kilometers from Roche Percee towards the Hwy 39 area."
The pursuit finally ended just before reaching Highway 39 near North Portal when the suspect's car was hit by an RCMP vehicle.
"Two adult males were then quickly arrested. All persons involved in the pursuit were examined by EMS and no injuries were noted."
David William Arsenault of Edmonton is facing 8 charges and Jason Gary Sawchuk of Invermere BC is facing 11 charges.
They have made their first appearance in Estevan Provincial Court on December 5th and have been remanded into custody until their next court appearance in Estevan on Monday, December 10.