A man from western Manitoba is awaiting a court date after police say he was caught driving a school bus while having a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit.

The Manitoba First Nations Police Service says officers responded to a report of an impaired driver operating a school bus in Waywayseecappo First Nation on April 15. the MFNPS says reports indicated the driver was operating a school bus with children on board on Procure Road.

Police located a male driver and determined that he was under the influence of alcohol.

The driver was arrested for Impaired operation by alcohol and transported to the detachment, where he provided samples of his breath that resulted in readings that were double the legal limit.

Police say the man was released on an appearance notice to attend court at a later date.

The MFNPS asks for anyone with information that could assist investigators to get in touch with MFNPS Waywayseecappo Detachment at 204-859-5070 or MFNPS TIPS line anonymously at 1-833-978-0048 or email TIPS@mfnp.ca. The MFNP TIPS line is accessible 24/7, 365 days a year, and monitored regularly.

Waywayseecappo is approximately 108 kilometres northwest of Brandon, Man.