Sandy Bay man found with brass knuckles after chase, say police

Sandy Bay man found with brass knuckles after chase, say police

A man is in custody facing 10 charges after leading police on a chase through Sandy Bay First Nation.Manitoba First Nations police say the man, who was recognized as a suspended driver, sped through a traffic stop Thursday and tried to evade police.The vehicle became stuck in a Centre Road driveway in the Sandy Bay townsite, and the man fled on foot before being arrested by police.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Supplying pot to 13-year-old means enormous fine for Sandy Bay residentThe investigation revealed the driver was not only disqualified from driving, but also intoxicated.Police also found brass knuckles – a prohibited weapon in Canada – along with a large amount of ammunition in the vehicle.Joseph William Demerais, 41, faces charges of impaired driving, refusing to provide a breath sample, dangerous driving, possessing a prohibited weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possessing a prohibited weapon knowing its possession is unauthorized, and two counts of possessing a prohibited weapon and ammunition contrary to a probation order.He remains in custody until his next court appearance.WATCH: Arrest made in 2015 beating death on Manitoba First Nation

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