February 5, 2022 Media Release

Hit & Run – Arrest: C22-25202

On February 4, 2022, at 9:50 p.m., Winnipeg Police were advised of a motor vehicle collision near Broadway and Memorial Boulevard. The initial information was that a westbound Jeep Patriot had driven through a group of protesters that were part of the Freedom Convoy at the Legislative grounds.

The Jeep fled west down Portage Avenue, where numerous witnesses reported it travelling at high speeds and passing through red lights.

With the assistance of the RCMP, WPS officers were able to stop the vehicle in the 4800 block of Portage Ave. at approximately 10:30 p.m. The lone male driver was arrested after a brief struggle.

The Jeep struck four adult males. Three sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention. The fourth was treated in hospital and released.

A 42-year-old male from Headingly, Manitoba, faces charges of:
- Assault with Weapon x 4
- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Cause Bodily Harm x 2
- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
- Fail to Stop After Accident Knowing That Reckless x 2
- Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident x 2

He was detained in custody.

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca