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RCMP say impaired driver hit traffic light standard, continued with it on hood

WINNIPEG — A man has been charged with impaired driving after a vehicle was found with a traffic light standard on its hood and windshield west of Winnipeg.

Manitoba RCMP spokesman Robert Cyrenne says the vehicle hit the light standard in Headingley, then dragged it for almost a kilometre before it broke down.

Cyrenne says it happened around 6 a.m. on Saturday.

He says the man had double the amount of the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

Cyrenne says no one was injured and the minivan's transmission conked out and stopped the vehicle.

He says drive sober is the RCMP's key message to the public, especially over the holiday season.

"We're lucky no one got injured in this instance, we've seen far too many injuries due to impaired driving," Cyrenne said Tuesday.

The Canadian Press

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