Posted on 06/12/2015, 1:30 pm, by mySteinbach

On June 6, 2015, at approximately 9:30pm, St-Pierre-Jolys RCMP received a report of a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle in Grunthal, Manitoba.

Police say that early investigation shows a male had been speaking with a driver of an SUV, when the SUV sped off with the male still holding on to the vehicle. The SUV swerved into parked vehicles, causing the male to fall off the SUV and receive serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The SUV then left the scene.

As a result of the incident, A 29-year-old Winnipeg man was transported to Winnipeg hospital for treatment of his injuries. He remains in hospital in stable condition.

RCMP report that 31-year-old Scott Martens of Grunthal, has been charged with driving dangerous causing bodily harm and failing to remain at the scene of a collision. Martens has been released from custody and will appear in Winnipeg Court on July 13, 2015.

RCMP are asking anyone with information to contact the St-Pierre-Jolys RCMP at 204-433-7908 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. You can also submit a secure tip online at or text TIPMAN plus your message to CRIMES(274637).