BRANDON – Two men from Alberta are facing several charges after taking the RCMP on a high speed chase west of Brandon.
Mounties pulled over a pickup for speeding Tuesday afternoon on Highway One near Oak Lake. But, the truck took off before the officer could hand over a fine.
Police say the pickup was reported stolen in Alberta and proceeded to drive into oncoming traffic, while fleeing police.
Sargeant Mark Hume tells 680 CJOB, the pursuit ended when the driver got stuck in a water-filled ditch.
“The officers took them down at gunpoint in the truck and arrested the two male suspects. They found a loaded 357 magnum pistol under the seat of the truck and a sawed-off pellet gun.”
Police seized the weapons.
A 32-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were both arrested and remain in custody.
(Pictures courtesy of Manitoba RCMP via Twitter)