Officers with the Steinbach RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle on Highway 52, in the community of Mitchell, on Dec. 29, 2023. Police said the call came in at approximately 11:55 p.m.
Despite making patrols, the vehicle could not be located, according to police. A second call was received at approximately 1:05 a.m. stating that the vehicle was on Road 19N, in the RM of De Salaberry. Along with officers from the St-Pierre-Jolys branch, RCMP officers attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle fled and collided head-on with a marked police vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle, a 30-year-old man from Grunthal, was taken to the hospital as a precaution. He faces several charges including assaulting a peace officer with a weapon and the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.
A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of a loaded rifle, an imitation handgun, and prescription drugs.
The officer involved in the collision was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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