A 24-year-old woman from McCreary has been arrested after drinking and driving in Portage la Prairie.

Portage RCMP says on July 17th, an officer was conducting a traffic stop on 18th Street NW. They asked her to provide a breath sample on a roadside screening device and she failed.

The driver was arrested and while she was at the RCMP detachment she provided breath samples to be analyzed. The results showed that she had over double the legal limit of alcohol allowed to operate a vehicle. 

The driver faces charges of Impaired Operation of a vehicle and Operation of a vehicle While Over 80mg%.

The driver had her license suspended, her vehicle was towed, and she will need to attend court at a later date.