Former MLA Trevor Zinck has been charged with impaired driving after an incident Wednesday night, his lawyer confirmed.

Lyle Howe said he will be representing Zinck, who is scheduled to make a court appearance Nov. 12.

Zinck's arrest comes just one day after a sentencing hearing on his role in the province’s expense scandal.

Zinck pleaded guilty in June to fraud over $5,000 and breach of trust for accepting about $9,000 from the Speaker’s Office to cover constituency expenses in 2008 and 2009, even though he didn’t pay those owed money.

He's set to be sentenced on those charges on Oct. 9.

With files from the Canadian Press