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.
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.