Man in custody following lengthy police pursuit
Southwest Winnipeg was the scene of a police chase early Thursday morning.
A half hour police pursuit ended on McGillivray Boulevard between Columbia Drive and Kenaston Boulevard around 6:00am.
Residents told reporters they saw police with guns drawn on a red Ford Raptor after it entered the ditch with tires blown and sparks flying.
Police say the vehicle topped out at 170 km/h at times.
Officers attempted to stop the vehicle multiple times while in pursuit.
Spike strips were deployed, but the man continued driving with deflated tires.
A 20-year-old man is facing a slew of charges, including: Flight while Pursued by Peace Officer, Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle, Resist Peace Officer, Possession of a Weapon, Driving While Ability Impaired, Driving with More Than 80mgs of Alcohol in Blood, Possess Break-in Instruments, and Theft Under $5000.00.
The investigation in on-going.
—CARTER BROOKS and ANDREW McCREA, MyToba.ca