On April 30, 2021, at approximately 9:30 pm, Dauphin RCMP received a complaint about a possible impaired driver on Highway 5, west of Dauphin near Provincial Road 188 West. According to reports, the vehicle was being driven in an erratic manner that forced a semi-trailer off the road onto the shoulder and narrowly avoided colliding with other vehicles. There were no injuries.
RCMP quickly located the vehicle heading westbound on Highway 5. Officers observed the vehicle swerving back and forth between the centre line of the highway and the shoulder. The driver was stopped by officers and was found to be over three times the legal limit of 80 mg%. His vehicle was impounded and the 36-year-old male driver from Ethelbert was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Impaired Operation Over 80 mg%. He has been released pending a court date.