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Two people were arrested and a loaded sawed-off shotgun was seized from a vehicle following a single vehicle collision last Thursday near the Ebb & Flow First Nation.

RCMP from Ste Rose were conducting patrols on the reserve around 5 pm last Thursday when they noticed a vehicle that had a suspect wanted on several outstanding warrants.

Attempts to pull over the vehicle failed, but the vehicle did eventually hit the ditch on a dead-end road a short distance away.

The 31-year-old male driver attempted to flee the scene on foot but was arrested after a brief chase.

Jesse St. Paul of Portage la Prairie faces charges of Flight from Police, Operating a vehicle while prohibited, and several firearms-related offences.

He was already facing several charges in relation to a shooting incident from early January on the Sandy Bay First Nation.

A 29-year-old female passenger from Ebb & Flow was also arrested on scene but was released on a promise to appear in Dauphin court on May 28th.