Manitoba's Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) is looking into the circumstances that led to a man sustaining a broken wrist after Winkler police attempted to pull him over Wednesday, June 8th.
According to Winkler Police Service, officers observed a dirt bike being driven on Northlands Parkway around 6 p.m. that evening, and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, however the driver did not stop, fled, and was ejected off the bike when it hit a concrete curb.
The 22 year old, from Brandon, was brought to Boundary Trails Health Centre with the wrist injury, and released shortly after.
Later that day, the Service notified the IIU of the incident.
Under the IIU’s mandate a broken wrist is defined as a serious injury, and therefore it is required to investigate.
Witnesses, or other individuals who have information or video footage that may assist in the investigation, are asked to contact the IIU toll free at 1-844-667-6060.
The investigation is ongoing, so no further details will be provided at this time.
Meanwhile, the male has been charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Flight from Police, Driving while Prohibited, and fail to comply with a Release Order.