A 36-year-old man from Ethelbert is facing multiple charges after he got behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol.

On April 30 at about 9:30 p.m., Dauphin RCMP received a complaint of a possible impaired driver on Highway 5, west of Dauphin near Provincial Road 188 West. The vehicle was being driven in an erratic manner that forced a semi-trailer off the road onto the shoulder. No injuries were reported.

RCMP was able to locate the vehicle which was heading westbound and the man was swerving back and forth between the centre line of the highway and the shoulder.

The 36-year-old was found to be over three times the legal limit of 80 mg%. As a result, his vehicle was impounded and the man from Ethelbert was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Impaired Operation over the legal limit. He will appear in court at a later date.