A 30-year-old man from Grunthal is facing a long list of charges after slamming a stolen vehicle into an RCMP cruiser. '
At around 11:55 p.m. on Dec. 29, Steinbach RCMP received a report of a suspicious vehicle on Highway 52 in Mitchell. A quick check determined the vehicle was stolen.
Officers attempted to locate the vehicle but could not until they received a second call at 1:05 a.m. Dec. 30. letting them know the vehicle had been spotted on Road 19N in the RM of De Salaberry.
Officers from Steinbach and St-Pierre-Jolys responded. When they attempted to stop the vehicle, it fled and collided head-on with one of the police vehicles.
The driver of the stolen vehicle was arrested and taken to hospital as a precaution. The officer involved in the collision was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a loaded rifle, an imitation handgun and prescription drugs.
30-year-old Kyle Enns has been charged with assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, flight for a peace officer, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle and several other offences.
He remains in custody.