RCMP apprehend impaired driver in two-vehicle collision in Portage la Prairie

Portage la Prairie, Manitoba – Last night, at approximately 10:25 pm, officers from Portage la Prairie responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 3rd Street NE and 6th Avenue NE in Portage la Prairie.

Upon arrival by officers, it was observed that one of the vehicles had struck a hydro pole after colliding with a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle that struck the pole immediately fled the scene on foot. No injuries were reported in the collision.

After speaking with several witnesses, officers were able to identify the driver who was tracked down at a nearby residence and placed under arrest for impaired driving. He was taken to the detachment where samples of his breath were obtained and found to be over the legal limit.

Collision scene
Collision scene

RCMP have charged 19-year-old Dredin Tyrone Peters, from Long Plain First Nation, with Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, Operate a Conveyance with a BAC exceeding 80mg%, Fail to Remain at the Scene of an Accident and Take Motor Vehicle without Consent. He was also charged with several offences under the Highway Traffic Act.

His first court appearance was scheduled earlier this morning in Portage la Prairie.

Portage la Prairie RCMP

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