Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Classified Sites


Police officer charged after crash during high-speed chase

Brandon Police Service

Enlarge Image

Brandon Police Service (BRANDON POLICE SERVCE)

A Brandon police officer has been charged with imprudent driving after a crash earlier this year.

The officer charged was driving an unmarked police vehicle, or ghost car, on Jan. 2, when the Brandon Police Service got involved with a high-speed chase roaring along Victoria Avenue. The ghost car reportedly had its lights on, and was speeding south over the Daly Overpass on 18th Street in an attempt to catch up with the chase.

Instead, facing stopped traffic at the Rosser Avenue lights, the officer behind the wheel reportedly had no time to stop. After the crash, Police Chief Ian Grant wrote that the officer had chosen to drive off the road and into a pole instead of crashing into any civilian vehicle.

Imprudent driving is listed as a Class D offence by the province, and it carries a fine of $203.80. The charge was recommended after an independent review by the Office of Public Prosecutions.

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 1 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

Imprudent driving? What a joke! Here is a professional police officer doing his sworn duty to "serve and protect" the citizens he serves and in thanks he get a two hundred dollar ticket? Incredible! Most people will firmly believe that this officer definitely made the right decision that day when choosing to run off the road instead of hitting sitting cars!

Arlene Saito

Post Your Commentcomment icon

  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.


Make text: Larger | Smaller

Year in Review Breaking Faith Testing Positive The Runaways A Brother's Secret Crossword Square
The First World War at 100
Why Not Minot?

Social Media