Accused impaired driver in an accident with a skid steer

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Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

At 9:15 a.m. Saturday, complaints were received of an erratic driver in the Kirkaldy Drive area. The driver of the vehicle, a 40-year-old male from Steinbach, became involved in an accident with a skid steer just west of Knowlton Drive on Kirkaldy Drive. Brandon Fire and Emergency Service personnel checked the skid steer operator on scene, and that person was uninjured. The suspected impaired driver provided samples of his breath, which showed that the accused did exceed the legal limit of alcohol allowed when operating a motor vehicle. The accused was released from custody and will appear in Brandon Provincial Court at the end of April, charged with impaired driving and driving over 80 mg%.