Formal charges have been laid after a wild series of events in western Manitoba, which included an RCMP officer firing his gun while being dragged away by a driver in a stolen vehicle.
It started Friday morning around 11 o’clock with a report of a gas-and-dash by a possible drunk driver in Gladstone, which is about an hour and a half northwest of Winnipeg.
The vehicle was spotted soon after, heading further west towards Neepawa.
RCMP tried to pull the vehicle over and there was a collision between the suspect vehicle and the cruiser car.
An officer tried to arrest the suspect, but was dragged away. That’s when he fired his gun. The suspect was not hurt, and the officer was able to free himself. He suffered minor injuries.
The suspect got away but was picked up soon after.
A 27 year old man from Winnipeg faces 13 charges, including drunk driving, resisting arrest, and assaulting a police officer.
RCMP originally said the suspect was from Fort McMurray, Alberta, but they have clarified that he’s actually from Winnipeg.