SELKIRK, Man. — After a high-speed chase that hit speeds of 200 km-h, a 39-year-old Quebec man who was eventually apprehended by Selkirk RCMP last spring is now calling the psychiatric ward home.
While Provincial justice Charles Rubin found Germain Wolfe — a paranoid schizophrenic — fit to stand trial yesterday, he ruled the speeder not criminally responsible for the May, 15, 2000 chase that spanned 50 kilometres over 19 minutes.
“There is no doubt in my mind … he was acting on delusions not based on reality,” Rubin ruled.
Officers began to pursue to Wolfe after clocking him at 165 km-h while driving north on Hwy. 59 in the RM of St. Clements. The lead-footed Wolfe lead the cops to Victoria Beach — where he drove 100 km-h
through a 20 km-h zone. At one point Wolfe did 200 km-h through an 80 km-h zone.
Once finally stopped at a police barricade, he identified himself as a “federal marshall” and asked police not to shoot him.