WINNIPEG — Two people have been arrested and charged following a traffic stop on the Queen Elizabeth Bridge early Monday.
Shortly after midnight, police pulled over a vehicle travelling northbound and began speaking to the driver. She provided officers with a false name and then suddenly sped away as police were attempting to arrest her.
Police caught up to the vehicle at Main Street and Market Avenue, where the driver and a male passenger continued to flee on foot.
They were taken into custody in the East Exchange District with the help of the K9 unit.
Police seized a sawed-off shotgun, various ammunition, two grams of fentanyl (worth approximately $400), drug paraphernalia, and $1,840 in Canadian currency.
Brittany Amber Gottschalk, 36, of Winnipeg, was charged with nine offences related to vehicle flight, drugs, firearms and providing a false identity.
Devon Murray Ducharme, 36, of Winnipeg, was charged with nine drug and firearms-related offences.
Both suspects remain in custody.