On April 4, at approximately 2:00 pm, Manitoba RCMP received information from Moosomin RCMP, that a male driving a stolen vehicle had refused to stop, attempted to ram officers, and fled on Highway 1 going eastbound.
A description of the vehicle was obtained and RCMP officers in the Brandon area spotted the vehicle travelling at a rate of speed of over 200 km/hr along Highway 1. An attempt to stop the vehicle was unsuccessful and the last known sighting was relayed to Portage la Prairie RCMP.
Officers in Portage la Prairie set up along Highway 1 and when the suspect vehicle approached, a spike belt was deployed. The suspect vehicle collided with the spike belt and continued to drive for a short distance before it went off the road and into the ditch. The male driver attempted to flee on foot from the vehicle.
He tried to evade police, but was subsequently arrested. The man was also found to be wanted on several outstanding warrants out of Ontario.
Daniel Legue, 27, of Cornwall, Ontario, has been charged with:
Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Flight from Peace Officer
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x2
He was remanded into custody