A 29-year-old Portage man has been handed numerous charges following the report of an intoxicated man driving an unregistered vehicle last week in Sandy Bay.
Manitoba First Nations Police Service got the call around 11 a.m., May 1 and when officers attempted to make a traffic stop, the driver failed to stop and took off at a high rate of speed. Police say the suspect vehicle lost control and became stuck at the rear of a local residence. The suspect then ran from police and was seen attempting to jump through a window of the home, but was quickly apprehended and taken into custody.
During a search of the vehicle, police located a bottle of alcohol and a modified handgun sitting on the front seat, along with seven shot gun shells. Further search of the vehicle located a sawed-off shotgun along with four additional shot gun shells and a .22 caliber bullet.
The man is charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm/prohibited weapon, possession of a weapon contrary to order, possession of a firearm/weapon/device/ammunition in a motor vehicle, flight from police officer, operation while impaired (drug) of motor vehicle, and failing to comply with probation order, and was held for court.