A man is facing several charges after police allege he caused a collision on the Trans-Canada Highway while driving impaired in the middle of Tuesday's blizzard.
RCMP Manitoba says in a release that officers from the Oakbank detachment as well as the Springfield Police Service received several reports of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1 at Deacon's Corner just after 3:30 p.m.
One of the callers had indicated that the driver who caused the collision had fled to a nearby business. Callers say the man barricaded the door and blocked members of the public from entering or exiting.
The RCMP says that their investigation has determined an eastbound van drove into an eastbound semi-trailer that was stopped at the intersection. The male driver and lone occupant of the van exited his vehicle and headed north on foot.
Officers arrested the male at the business where he showed signs of impairment and was read a breath demand. He registered two readings at double the legal limit.
The 31-year-old male from Sagkeeng First Nation is charged with Impaired Driving. He was also issued tickets for Fail to Give Information to Driver Regarding Collision, Carry Liquor in a Vehicle, Drive Without Holding a Licence, and Unlicensed Driver with Alcohol in the Blood.
Police say there were no injuries for anyone involved in the incident.