Powerview RCMP make arrest in dangerous driving incident

September 9, 2019
Powerview-Pine Falls, Manitoba

News release

On September 8, 2019, at approximately 1:45 am, Powerview RCMP were on patrol when an officer observed two vehicles travelling at a high rate of speed along Highway 11 near Tipi Road. Radar indicated that the vehicles were travelling in excess of 150 km/hr in a 70km/hr zone. The officer attempted to pull over one of the vehicles, however the driver evaded police by driving through a ditch, abandoning the vehicle, and running on foot into the bush.

Additional officers immediately arrived on scene and the driver was quickly located. During the arrest, the 45 year-old male suspect refused to comply with police commands, and a conducted energy weapon was deployed.

Rene Olaney, of Fort Alexander, was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code charges:

  • Operate a Conveyance while Impaired
  • Fail or Refuse to comply with a Breath Demand
  • Fail to Stop Motor Vehicle when Being Pursued by Police
  • Obstruction of a Police Officer
  • Fraudulently Personate another person to avoid arrest.

He was also served with four tickets under the Highway Traffic Act:

  • Drive without a valid drivers licence- 298.00
  • Drive without insurance 672.00
  • Drive an unregistered vehicle 298.00
  • Speeding 150km/hr in a 70 km/hr equals 1097.00

And one charge under the Liquor, Gaming Cannabis Control Act:

  • Unlawful transportation of liquor in a motor vehicle- LGCC act- 237.00

Powerview RCMP continue to investigate.


Contact information

Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations

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File number: 20191368716

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