Police lay impaired driving charges after vehicle strikes guardrail

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Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

At approx. 2:15 AM today a passerby reported coming upon a motor vehicle collision on 1st St North.  Officers attended to the area to find a 2019 Toyota Corolla caught up on top of the guardrail of the bridge over the Assiniboine River, in the southbound on 1st St.  It appeared the 26-year-old female driver from Toronto Ontario, had lost control of the vehicle as she drove southbound.  She hit approximately 12 guardrail posts before coming to rest on top of the rail.  Officers attending noted the driver to be displaying signs of impairment; therefore she was arrested on scene. The driver provided two samples of her breath, which resulted in readings in excess of one and a half times the legal limit.  She has been charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08.  The accused was held in custody and will appear in court later this morning.