A man who crashed into a police car less than two weeks ago is facing impairment charges after his latest police encounter.

On Wednesday morning, the Winnipeg Police Service observed a stolen vehicle with front-end damage in the 800 block of Bannatyne Avenue.

Noticing the vehicle that had been stolen between October 19-20 from the Minto neighbourhood, the police safely pulled the driver over at 10:55 a.m. Police say they took the man into custody. Police say the driver was impaired.

While searching the stolen vehicle and the suspect, police found a sawed-off .22 calibre rifle and ammunition.

Officers learned that the suspect was the same suspect who crashed into a WPS cruiser on October 11 in the area of Logan Avenue and McPhillips Street. Police say they saw the vehicle travelling erratically at a high rate of speed. When pulling the driver over, they crashed into a cruiser.

At that time he was charged with impaired driving. 

The 20-year-old is not facing a long list of charges for the two events:

  • Operation of a Conveyance While Impaired to Any Degree by BAC or Drug or a Combination of Both (x2)
  • Within 2 hrs of Ceasing to Operation a Conveyance is Impaired with BAC Equal or Over 80mgs
  • Fail or Refuse to Provide Sample
  • Possession of Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order (x2)
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon in Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order

The man was detained in custody.