At 1:52 am, police were on general patrol when they located a vehicle in the ditch by La Verendrye Boulevard facing westbound. An RCMP officer, who was on the scene, informed police that they had received a report of an erratic driver who was weaving all over the road and driving with their hazard lights on.
When RCMP arrived on the scene, they observed the accused sleeping behind the wheel of the vehicle while the vehicle was still in drive. They could also detect a strong odour of alcohol. The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the Morden Police Service to provide a breath sample, which resulted in two readings analyzed at 210 mg% and 190 mg%. As a result of the readings, a 36-year-old Winkler resident was charged with Operation While Impaired and Operate Over 80 mg%. The driver was issued a license suspension of 3 months along with a 60-day impoundment of the vehicle. He will appear in Morden Provincial Court in March.
Morden Police received a complaint from a female stating that a male was harassing her. The caller stated that she had known the male for approximately two years but had recently asked him to stop communicating with her. The male continued to call and intimidate the female. The female then blocked the male and called the police. Before police could arrive, the male showed up at her residence, demanding that she unblock him. Police located the male at his residence and issued him a verbal warning to stay off the victim’s property. They also assisted in returning two bikes to the victim that had been stored at the male’s residence.
Anyone with information regarding the above incidents is asked to call the Morden Police Service at (204)822-4900, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).