Man Charged After High-Speed Police Chase

Man Charged After High-Speed Police Chase

Winnipeg Police CrestA 43-year-old Winnipeg man is in police custody after evading officers on Thursday night.

Police were on patrol in the 500 block of Home Street at around 11 p.m. when they saw two people in a running vehicle. The driver fled at a high rate of speed once he saw the police cruiser.

Police gave chase, but the vehicle wouldn’t stop. The Air 1 police helicopter was called in and began to follow the vehicle. Police say the driver deliberately rammed a marked police cruiser while travelling north on Quelch Street between Alexander and Logan. One of the two officers inside suffered minor injuries.

Police were eventually able to stop the vehicle in the 1800 block of Burrows Avenue.

Brian Buchanan faces a number of charges, including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

The 40-year-old female passenger was released without charge.