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By Portage Daily Graphic, Portage Daily Graphic

(RCMP)

(RCMP)

The following is a summary of police activity in the Central Plains area – including Portage la Prairie, Treherne, Amaranth and the surrounding municipalities – between Feb. 12 and Feb. 18.

Feb. 12 - 36 calls

No reported incidents that were of concern to public safety.

Feb. 13 - 50 calls

Hit and run suspect sought

Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to a call in the 100 block of 4th Street SE, as a resident found their vehicle had been damaged overnight. A black Ford Escape was damaged by an unidentified suspect between midnight and 8:00 AM. Investigators are asking that anyone who may have seen the person responsible, or who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, call the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 204-857-4445.

Speeder fined

A motorist was observed travelling at 142 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy 1 in the RM of Portage la Prairie. The 31-year-old male driver was issued a fine in the amount of $599.00.

Feb. 14 - 44 calls 

Speeder fined

A motorist was observed travelling at 142 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy 1 near Portage la Prairie. The 32-year-old female driver was issued a fine in the amount of $599.00.

Semi slips near Simplot

Slippery road conditions were believed to be a factor in a collision on Hwy 1 in the RM of Portage la Prairie. A tractor trailer jack-knifed on the roadway, sending the vehicle and trailer into the ditch near Simplot. Emergency services were called to the scene as the vehicle was leaking fuel, but there were no serious injuries. The highway was closed down for a short period of time until the vehicle could be safely removed. No charges were laid in this incident.

Feb. 15 - 26 calls 

Speeder fined

A motorist was observed travelling at 140 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy 1 in the RM of Portage la Prairie. The 31-year-old female driver was issued a fine in the amount of $573.00.

Feb. 16 - 49 calls 

Sleepy driver suspended

Around midnight the Portage la Prairie RCMP were patrolling the east side of the city when they came upon a vehicle running on the side of the road. The vehicle had been seen an hour earlier, in the same spot, and did not appear to have moved. Officers wanted to ensure that there were no problems with the vehicle, and quickly found a male asleep in the driver’s seat. Once they were able to speak with the driver, investigators quickly determined that he was under the influence of alcohol. The 56-year-old driver was arrested for impaired care or control of a motor vehicle, and taken into police custody. The driver’s subsequent breath samples were almost double the legal limit. His driver’s license has been suspended for a minimum of 3 months; the vehicle was towed and impounded for a minimum of 30 days at the owner’s expense.

Serious rollover near Fortier

Portage la Prairie emergency services were called to a single vehicle rollover on Hwy 1 near the turnoff to Fortier in the RM of Portage la Prairie shortly after 5 p.m. When officers arrived they found that all occupants had been ejected from the vehicle. Each were displaying signs of intoxication, and from witnesses on scene, the vehicle had been travelling well over the posted speed limit of 110 km/h prior to the rollover. The matter is still under investigation at this time, as a forensic traffic reconstructionist is determining if there were any other factors other than alcohol and speed.

Speeder fined

A motorist was observed travelling at 137 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy 2 near Cypress River. The 19-year-old female driver was issued a fine in the amount of $535.00.

Feb. 17 - 38 calls for service

Speeder Fined

A motorist was observed travelling at 136 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy 16 in the RM of Portage la Prairie. The 37-year-old male driver was issued a fine in the amount of $521.00.

Impaired driver suspended

RCMP observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Hwy 16 near Hwy 50 in the RM of Westlake-Gladstone. When officers attempted to stop the vehicle the driver refused to do so for several miles. Once the vehicle stopped, investigators determined that the driver had consumed alcohol prior to getting behind the wheel. When asked to provide a sample of his breath to a roadside screening device, the 51-year-old male driver refused to do so. The driver had his license suspended for a minimum of 3 months; the vehicle was towed and impounded for a minimum of 60 days at the owner’s expense.

Feb. 18 - 30 calls for service

Driver faces multiple fines

A motorist was observed travelling at 154 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy 1 in the RM of Portage la Prairie. The 30-year-old female driver was issued a fine for her speed, as well as for dangerous driving, totalling $1428.00.

Speeder fined

A motorist was observed travelling at 122 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Hwy 2 in the RM of Norfolk Treherne. The 31-year-old male driver was issued a fine in the amount of $599.00.


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