A woman from Easterville is charged with refusing to provide a breath sample and possessing a weapon after a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 6 and the Perimeter Highway, after which she brandished a knife.
RCMP Central Traffic Services and Stonewall detachment officers responded to the collision around 8 a.m. Sept. 22. Witnesses said a vehicle heading west on the Perimeter tried to exit north onto Highway 6 but failed to make the turn, travelled through the ditch and hit three vehicles stopped at the intersection. A man and a woman from Winnipeg suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result
When witnesses attempted to help the driver of the vehicle, she displayed the knife to them. Emergency medical services treated and released the woman at the scene and she was then arrested for impaired driving and transported to the RCMP detachment where she refused to provide samples of her breath.
The 31-year-old woman is scheduled to appear in court in Winnipeg on Dec. 1 on charges of refusing to comply with a breath demand in an accident causing bodily harm and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose.