May 19, 2017 12:30 pm

Man tosses gun during foot chase with Winnipeg Police

A Winnipeg man has been charged with impaired driving and possession of a firearm after he led police on a foot chase in the city's west end.

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WINNIPEG — A 31 year-old Winnipeg man has been charged with impaired driving and possession of a firearm after he led police on a foot chase in the city’s west end.

Police say the man was spotted driving erratically near Maryland Street and Portage Avenue around 1:15 a.m Thursday morning.

When they stopped the car near Sherbrook Street the driver fled on foot.  Police say as the suspect jumped a fence he tossed a .22 calibre handgun with ammunition.

Corey Hart has been charged with:

  • Driving while ability impaired
  • fail or refuse to provide a breath sample
  • resist a peace officer
  • carrying concealed weapon prohibited device or ammunition
  • unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • unauthorized possession of a firearm in motor vehicle
  • possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition.

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