UPDATE - Charges Laid IN Hit And Run


February 6, 2022


Charges have been laid in the Hit & Run.


David Alexander ZEGARAC, 42, of Headingly, Manitoba, has been charged with:

- Assault with Weapon x 4

- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Cause Bodily Harm x 2

- Fail to Stop After Accident Knowing That Reckless CBH x 2

- Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident x 2

- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance


POSTED FEBRUARY 5, 2022


Winnipeg Police said in a media release that Friday evening they were alerted to a vehicle hit one or more people at the Manitoba Legislation.


Friday at 9:50 p.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a motor vehicle collision near Broadway and Memorial Boulevard. The initial information was that a westbound Jeep Patriot had driven through a group of protesters that were part of the Freedom Convoy at the Legislative grounds.


The Jeep fled west down Portage Avenue, where numerous witnesses reported it travelling at high speeds and passing through red lights.


With the assistance of the RCMP, WPS officers were able to stop the vehicle in the 4800 block of Portage Ave. at approximately 10:30 p.m. The lone male driver was arrested after a brief struggle.


The Jeep struck four adult males. Three sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention. The fourth was treated in hospital and released.


Police said during a press conference that at this time they don't believe the incident was motivated by vaccine or restriction issues based on comments made to officers. Police said unless the man arrested tells police they may never know. The accused was not believed to be participating at the protest, a police spokesperson.


A 42-year-old male from Headingly, Manitoba, faces charges of:

- Assault with Weapon x 4

- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance Cause Bodily Harm x 2

- Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance

- Fail to Stop After Accident Knowing That Reckless x 2

- Fail to Stop at Scene of Accident x 2


He was detained in custody.


Complete Winnipeg Police Press Briefing