Manitoba man on probation for high-speed police chases nabbed after high-speed chase

. Brandon Police / File

Brandon police say a man twice-convicted of leading officers on high-speed chases was arrested this weekend following another high-speed chase involving a stolen vehicle.

The force says around 3 a.m. Sunday, an officer on patrol noticed a truck with no licence plate and a towel covering a broken rear window in the 300 block of 15th Street.

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It also matched the description of a vehicle stolen in Carberry last month.

The truck continued driving when the officer attempted a traffic stop, eventually running a stop sign and red light before leaving the city.

Once on the highway, police say the truck topped 165 km/h before turning onto a side road heading towards Alexander, Man.

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Police say the suspect driver was arrested after all four tires blew out as he drove over a set of railway tracks.

A 30-year-old male of Rapid City was arrested at the scene.

Police said he was currently on probation for two prior convictions involving high-speed chases.

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He’s facing charges including possession of stolen property, dangerous driving, flight from police, and resisting arrest.

A 34-year-old female passenger from Erickson, Man. was arrested for possession of stolen property, and has a court date in May.

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