Selkirk, Manitoba – On June 6, 2020, at approximately 8:05 pm, Selkirk RCMP received a report of dangerous driving. It was reported that a vehicle was travelling the wrong way on Highway 8, in the RM of St. Andrews. The witness was on the line with a 911 calltaker and continued to provide updates. The vehicle was swerving all over the road and at one point the vehicle stopped and the passenger and driver switched positions, and then continued driving.
Officers located the vehicle on Highway 8, just south of Highway 27. A traffic stop was conducted and the 38-year-old male driver, and 33-year-old male passenger, both from Winnipeg, were arrested for Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
Both males are facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Impaired Operation with a blood alcohol concentration that is equal to or exceeds 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood, along with Provincial Fines under the Highway Traffic Act and the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Act.
“It is so important to call police when you witness dangerous driving, this caller was able to safely provide updates which enabled police to quickly locate and stop this vehicle”, said Sgt. Darrell Catellier of Selkirk RCMP, “this could have easily had a very tragic outcome, so we thank the caller and all the other witnesses that assisted us.”
RCMP continue to investigate.
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