SACO — A police pursuit of a vehicle that began in Saco tonight ended in South Portland after police spiked the suspect vehicle’s tires.

Saco police said that when an officer tried to pull over a vehicle for an alleged speed violation the operator took off.

Several state police cruisers joined the pursuit, which began near the Saco-Scarborough town line about 9:20 p.m.

As the vehicle continued along Route 1, Scarborough police laid down a spiked mat near the entrance to the Hannaford shopping plaza.
The mat proved to be effective as the chase ended around 10 p.m. in South Portland on Thirlmere Avenue near the Wok-Inn restaurant.

Two suspects were taken into custody. No injuries were reported.