Saturday, September 1, 2018

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Impaired Driving – Arrest: C18-189859
On August 31, 2018, at approximately 12:40 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service received a report of a motor vehicle collision in the area of Talbot Avenue and Gateway Road. A caller had reported seeing an older recreational/motorhome-style vehicle strike a hydro pole and a number of occupants, including a male driver, fled on foot.
The force of the collision sheared the hydro pole and caused a power outage in the area.
East District General Patrol and K9 unit members attended the scene. Police Service Dog (P.S.D.) Veyda conducted a track to the rear of a residence in the 500 block of Castle Avenue where a male was found hiding inside a parked car. The male was taken into custody.
Officers also met with two adult females and a 2-year-old child in the area which are believed to have been the other occupants that had fled the vehicle.  
James Bradley Porth, a 48-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Driving While Ability Impaired
- Fail or Refuse to Provide Sample – Breath
- Fail to Comply Condition Recognizance by Judge/Justice
He has been detained in custody.

For further information contact either:
   Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
   Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
   Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer
   Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

   Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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