Edmonton police said charges are pending against a man, after he was caught driving at excessive speeds early Friday morning.

Police said an officer saw a black 2014 Chevrolet Malibu travelling at 254 kilometres per hour on Anthony Henday Drive Friday.

Officers began pursuing the vehicle, which continued to flee – police called in Air 1who tracked down the vehicle.

The car in question crashed in the area of Range Road 261 and Township Road 514.

The woman who was a passenger in the vehicle suffered minor injuries, and was arrested at the scene.

The driver fled on foot, and police with the help of Air 1 and Canine units tracked him through the river valley towards the Terwillegar area for several hours – police said he was last seen in the Upper Windermere area.

“There is no question that this driver endangered lives,” Staff Sergeant Curtis Schriever said in a press release. “He showed a complete disregard for the safety of the people travelling on the same road as him.

“I cannot imagine what this individual was thinking travelling at such a dangerous rate of speed.”

The driver was arrested in the area of Quadrant Avenue and 215 Street Friday afternoon.

The passenger, identified by police as Tannis Atkinson, 19, is facing a charge of possession of drugs and possession of stolen property – police said Atkinson had crystal methamphetamine in her possession.

It’s believed the vehicle was stolen.

Police said the 27-year-old male driver was in custody, and charges were pending.