Allegedly stolen vehicle slides off road in rural Manitoba, Winnipeg man charged

A Winnipeg man is facing charges after RCMP say he slid off a rural Manitoba highway in a stolen vehicle.

Police were called to the report of a crash on Road 36 West, just north of Highway 3, in the rural municipality of Stanley, around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Investigators say people who stopped to help the driver became suspicious and called police when they noticed the vehicle didn’t have licence plates and saw damage to the dashboard.

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Responding officers found the male driver had two outstanding warrants in Saskatchewan and Ontario.

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They say the vehicle he was driving had been reported stolen from Winnipeg overnight Monday.

A 45-year-old man has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime and two counts of failing to comply.

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