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Winnipeg Police pursue and apprehend erratic driver in Charleswood

Winnipeg Police arrest erratic and dangerous driver in Charleswood.
Winnipeg Police pursuit ends in Charleswood. (File Photo of Air-1)

By: Winnipeg Tribune Staff Writer - Saturday evening, around 8:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police responded to multiple reports regarding a passenger vehicle exhibiting erratic behavior in the city's West End.

Police spotted a 2019 Honda Civic in the River Heights area being operated dangerously, endangering both fellow motorists and the public at large. Despite attempts by police to halt the vehicle's reckless progress, the driver persisted in evading capture.

The situation escalated further when, at around 9:05 p.m., the driver of the Honda Civic rammed a police vehicle at the intersection of Laxdal Road and Ridgewood Avenue, before fleeing the scene at high speed. Air1 units provided aerial support, enabling ground units to track the vehicle's erratic movements through the Charleswood area.

The pursuit came to an abrupt halt at approximately 9:15 p.m. when the Honda Civic, attempting to evade capture, jumped a raised median concrete curb near Roblin Boulevard and Greenbrier Avenue, rendering the vehicle inoperable and causing significant damage. The driver, an adult female, exited the vehicle and was safely captured by police.

Fortunately, neither the driver, the two adult passengers, nor any of the pursuing officers sustained any injuries during the ordeal.

A 25-year-old woman from Winnipeg now faces a litany of charges in connection with the incident, including assault on a peace officer with a weapon (x2), dangerous operation of a conveyance, flight while pursued by a peace officer, operation of a conveyance while impaired, and failure to comply with a demand.


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