A 28-year-old is to appear in Russell Provincial Court later this year after he got behind the wheel under the influence.

On June 4 at about 11:40 p.m., the man was stopped by the RCMP after he was driving 172 km/hr in a clearly marked 100 km/hr zone in the RM of Russell Binscarth. Once pulled over, the RCMP noticed there were five occupants in the vehicle, all from the same Winnipeg address, and they were heading to a nearby provincial park to camp.

The driver was asked to exit the vehicle for a roadside breath test and the officer noticed he was stumbling and uneasy on his feet and as a result, he blew a fail. 

He was arrested and charged with Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, Impaired Operation of a Conveyance over .08 mg % and Dangerous Driving. He was also issued a Serious Offence Notice for a licence review with MPI, licence immediately suspended for 3 months, vehicle towed and impounded for 30 days.