Drivers on Hwy 16 narrowly avoid head-on

Spruce Plains RCMP arrest impaired driver in the wrong lane of traffic


On Dec. 11, at approximately 7:25 p.m., an RCMP officer was travelling on Highway 16, when he observed a vehicle coming straight at him, in the wrong lane of traffic. The officer had to move onto the shoulder of the highway to avoid a head-on collision. He immediately activated his emergency equipment, turned around, and stopped the vehicle. The driver and sole occupant was arrested for impaired driving.

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While the officer was conducting the traffic stop, 911 calls were received as two people reported almost being hit by this vehicle.

The 30-year-old male from Minnedosa is facing charges of Impaired Operation, Refusal to Comply with a Breath Demand, along with charges under the Highway Traffic Act for Drive without a Licence, Drive an Unregistered vehicle and Drive without Insurance.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Minnedosa on February 23, 2021.


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