Skip to content

Traffic stop yields more charges for suspended driver

Police discovered weapons and ammunition during a search of the vehicle.

REGINA – A routine traffic stop turned into weapons charges yesterday, and the driver arrested.

Just before 9:30 a.m. on May 4, police noticed a vehicle on Halifax Street that was registered to a suspended driver.

"Police performed a traffic stop and spoke to the driver, informing him that he was a suspended driver and his vehicle was to be impounded," said RPS in a media release. "The driver relinquished his keys and he and his passengers exited the vehicle."

When those in the vehicle exited, police noticed ammunition in pain view -something the driver was also not supposed to have under a court order. This also prompted a search of the vehicle, which yielded more ammo, a knife and a firearam.

Kolton Wayne Barr, 28, of Regina was arrested and charged with two counts possession of firearms/ammunition contrary to a prohibition order; and single charges unauthorized possession of a firearm, failure to comply with a condition of a release order, and unauthorized possession of a firearm. 

He made a first appearance in Regina Provincial Court on these charges today.

Click for more from Crime, Cops and Court.