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Police Report, Posted on December 29, 2020

Jan. 6, 3:35 p.m. – While driving down Main St. in Russell a husband became aggressive, belligerent and started hitting the wife’s arm who was driving. She felt unsafe to continue to drive and contacted RCMP. Upon attending they found the husband appearing to be having an emotional episode and took him to hospital. Later RCMP transported him to a Brandon medical facility.

Feb. 26, 8:00 p.m. – RCMP received a call to a motor vehicle collision on Alexandria Ave in Russell. RCMP, EMS, and the fire department all attended. Upon investigation RCMP found a 62-year-old driver from Russell rear ended a parked, unoccupied vehicle. A road side screening test was performed and failed by the driver. RCMP took the male to the detachment where breath samples blew over .08 and the driver vehemently informed RCMP he was the one that got hit by the other (parked) vehicle. The driver was charged for open liquor, careless driving and impaired driving over .08.

Mar. 18, 9:30 – While on patrol RCMP found a vehicle parked on the shoulder of hwy 45. Upon investigation they found it had an expired registration and towed the vehicle. Later the owner of the vehicle contacted RCMP to find out where her vehicle was. She further explained she had a medical emergency. She was told even in an emergency, it`s still illegal to drive it with no insurance.


You can find more in the Dec. 29 edition of The Russell Banner!