Thursday, June 15, 2023 - Dauphin RCMP arrested the driver of a speeding car during a traffic stop after a homemade gun, along with other items was recovered from his vehicle.
When the officers approached the car they noticed a heavy smell of alcohol and a large bag of unmarked cigarettes in the centre console. The driver then failed a roadside alcohol screening test.
During a search of the vehicle, police found a homemade gun with a bayonet attached, a spent round of ammunition, unused ammunition, multiple cell phones, and Canadian currency.
It was determined that the driver was on parole drug trafficking-related charges and was breaching several of his conditions, including abstaining from alcohol, not owning or possessing more than one mobile communication device, and abiding by a curfew. 37 year-old Christopher Bilay was arrested and charged with Possession of a Firearm/Prohibited Weapon Without a Licence, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm/Prohibited Weapon, Weapons Possession Contrary to Order x2, Drive While Impaired, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. He was remanded in custody.