Two people charged with impaired driving Saturday evening

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Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

Around 9:45 pm, a motorist reported she was nearly struck by another vehicle exiting a business in the 800 block of Richmond Ave East. The vehicle drove east in the wrong lane and the caller lost site of the vehicle. Officers attended the area and a second caller reported a vehicle in the ditch in the 3300 block of Richmond Ave East. The driver of that vehicle displayed signs of intoxication and was arrested. He provided breath samples that exceeded the legal limit. A 33 year old Minnedosa man is charged with Care and Control of Vehicle while Impaired and Care And Control of a Vehicle over 80 mg%. He will appear in court in March.

Shortly after 9:00 pm on Saturday evening, an officer patrolling in the 800 block of 10th St saw a vehicle swerving as it drove near him. The officer stopped the vehicle and as the driver pulled over, he ran into the curb. The male driver showed further signs of intoxication and was arrested for impaired driving. He provided samples over three times the legal limit. A 20 year old year old Brandon man is charged with Drive over 80 mg% and Driving while Impaired. He was released to appear in court in March.