Man and woman charged with drunk driving — the same car

Two people are facing impaired driving charges after they allegedly both crashed the same car within minutes of each other.

Driver ran after car crash, so passenger tried to drive off but went into ditch, police say

RCMP say a 36-year-old woman and 43-year-old man are charged with impaired driving. (CBC)

Two people are facing impaired driving charges, accused of crashing the same car.

"Every time you're satisfied you've seen it all, something like this happens," said RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Bert Paquet.

RCMP were called to a crash west of Dauphin, Man., on Highway 5 just before 8 p.m. Wednesday. The driver of an Oldsmobile Cutlass was attempting a U-turn when he collided with a pickup truck, causing the truck to go into the ditch, police said.

Emergency crews were called but before they arrived, the driver of the car got out and ran off into some nearby bush. A woman, who was a passenger in the car, then scrambled into the driver's seat drove away, police said.

But she only got about 500 metres before she steered the car into the ditch.

When RCMP arrived, a 36-year-old woman was taken into custody. The 43-year-old man was found after a brief search in the bush and also arrested.

No one was seriously injured in either of the crashes, police said.