Winnipeg Man Charged After Crashing RV into Hydro Pole

Winnipeg Man Charged After Crashing RV into Hydro Pole

Winnipeg Police CrestA Winnipeg man has been charged with impaired driving after crashing a motorhome into a hydro pole early Friday.

Police were called to the area of Talbot Avenue and Gateway Road at around 12:40 a.m., where the driver and several other occupants fled the accident on foot.

Police say the impact of the RV caused a power outage in the area.

A K9 unit tracked the driver hiding in a parked car at the rear of a home in the 500 block of Castle Avenue. Two women and a two-year-old child were also located and are believed to have been the other people in the vehicle.

James Bradley Porth, 48, also faces charges of failing to provide a breath sample and failing to comply with a recognizance condition.

He remains in custody.

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