It was quite the scene on Highway 47 north of Estevan last Friday night.

The Estevan RCMP responded to a report of a three-vehicle collision on Highway 47 around 11 p.m.

Initial investigation determined a vehicle was heading south when a passenger - 19-year-old Justice Guillas - tried to gain control of the vehicle, causing it to stop in the middle of the road.

A second vehicle, with one occupant, crashed into the first. Police say Guillas was injured in the collision, but assaulted and attempted to rob the driver of the second vehicle. The second vehicle's driver was treated at hospital with what were described as serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Guillas then armed himself with a shovel and made several attempts to stop and steal other passing vehicles. He climbed in the passenger window of one of the vehicles, which ended up in the ditch.

Officers arrived on scene and told the male he was under arrest. The male did not comply and rushed at one of the officers and attempted to pull their conducted energy device from their uniform. Another officer deployed their conducted energy device. The male continued to resist and attempted to assault the officers, but was arrested a short time later. He was taken to hospital for treatment of the injuries sustained in the collision.

The highway was closed for about two hours for initial response and investigation.

Guillas, of Ste. Marie, Man. is charged with:

  • four counts, assault with intent to steal, Section 344(1)(b), Criminal Code;
  • three counts, assault, Section 266, Criminal Code;
  • one count, resist arrest, Section 129(a), Criminal Code;
  • one count, disarming a police officer, Section 270.1(1), Criminal Code;
  • two counts, mischief under $5,000, Section 430(3), Criminal Code; and
  • one count, fail to comply with release order condition, Section 145(5)(a), Criminal Code (Information #90457881).

He was scheduled to appear in Estevan Provincial Court on Monday.