Meth, weapons seized after driver flees traffic stop north of Winnipeg: RCMP

Mounties say meth and a loaded gun were among the items seized after a driver fled a traffic stop on a highway north of Winnipeg Wednesday.

Stonewall police say officers tried to pull over a vehicle on Highway 7 in the RM of Rosser as part of an ongoing investigation, but the driver refused to stop.

Several units followed as the suspect vehicle headed south towards Winnipeg. Police say a spike belt was deployed, blowing out all four of the vehicle’s tires.

But that didn’t stop the driver, police say.

In a media release Friday, police said the vehicle kept on driving on flat tires, until it went off the road after the driver tried to make a sharp left turn.

Three adults in the vehicle at the time of the crash were all arrested, but only the driver was ultimately charged.

Police say a search of the vehicle found 100 grams of meth, a loaded firearm with the serial number filed off, brass knuckles, a knife and bear spray.

A 28-year-old man from the RM of Rockwood is facing a number of charges including flight from police, possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The accused remains in custody.

Stonewall RCMP say the continue to investigate.

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