Impaired Driver Flips Vehicle on Winter Road

A vehicle rolled on a winter road in northern Manitoba on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. A St. Theresa Point woman is facing impaired driving charges. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A 20-year-old St. Theresa Point woman is facing impaired driving charges after rolling her car on a northern Manitoba winter road.

The single-vehicle rollover happened Tuesday night between Garden Hill First Nation and St. Theresa Point First Nation.

The car was carrying three passengers at the time and ended up on its side in a snowbank. RCMP and local bystanders had to assist the four women from the vehicle, who were taken to the local nursing station. None were seriously injured.

RCMP say this is the second impaired driving charge on a winter road in the last week.

Some winter roads have not officially opened in the province due to mild weather. This particular stretch was not open at the time of the crash.

The driver was released on a promise to appear and will be in court on March 14.


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