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Speedy Manitoba driver pulls fast one by claiming he was kidnapped

Manitoba RCMP are investigating a hit and run that took the life of a 31-year-old man near The Pas early Sunday morning. File / RCMP

Manitoba Mounties say a driver pulled over for speeding tried to explain to officers he was the victim of a kidnapping, and that the actual driver was hiding nearby.

RCMP members on patrol on Highway 7, in the RM of Rockwood, around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday say they began pursuing a vehicle clocked in excess of 172 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

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When the vehicle eventually came to a stop, police say a man got out and told them he had been kidnapped and the driver had run off into the bush.

Officers quickly determined that was not the case.

A 51-year-old man from the RM of Rockwood was arrested and charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, driving an unregistered vehicle and speeding.

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