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.