Driver Charged in Fatal Drunk Driving Crash Near Ninette

Driver Charged in Fatal Drunk Driving Crash Near Ninette

RCMP Logo VehicleRCMP have charged a 34-year-old man from Belmont, Manitoba after a fatal crash last fall.

Johny Quevedo claimed to have been a passenger in a vehicle that rolled on Highway 23 on the evening of September 17, 2016 about one kilometre east of Ninette.

The crash killed a 32-year-old Belmont man, and sent the suspect and another man to hospital.

After a four-month investigation, police determined Quevedo was driving the car impaired and was not a passenger as originally claimed.

The deceased was not wearing a seatbelt, while the other two occupants were.

Quevedo is charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death, impaired operation of a motor vehicle and obstructing justice.

He will appear in Boissevain Provincial Court on February 22.

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