Meth-Fuelled Driver Arrested in Stolen Vehicle During Checkstop in Downtown Winnipeg

Meth-Fuelled Driver Arrested in Stolen Vehicle During Checkstop in Downtown Winnipeg

Winnipeg Police CrestPolice conducting their annual festive checkstop program in downtown Winnipeg on Wednesday pulled over a man driving a stolen car while under the influence of meth.

The checkstop at Main Street and Market Avenue discovered the man had recently injected himself with a meth-filled syringe and was displaying signs of impairment. Officers located two points of meth in his possession.

The stolen rental vehicle had been obtained from Scarborough, Ontario and the driver couldn’t present a driver’s licence or any identification documents.

During his arrest, the man gave officers a fake name, but was later identified through fingerprints.

Rommel Celfo Jimenez, 42, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with numerous offences, including impaired driving.

Police say a drug test later found Jimenez to be impaired by a central nervous system stimulant.

He remains in custody.

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