Novice driver charged for careless driving in Alliston and having open liquor

A member of Nottawasaga OPP’s bike patrol unit pulled an unsafe driver off the road in Alliston over the weekend.

The officer was patrolling Beattie Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 11 around 8:30 p.m. when he came across a vehicle driving erratically.

The vehicle reversed and veered side to side, almost hitting an oncoming vehicle.

The driver, a 27-year-old New Tecumseth man, was stopped and arrested.

He was charged with driving a vehicle with an open container of liquor, being a novice driver with a blood-alcohol level above zero, driving without a permit and careless driving.

The man was also issued a three-day licence suspension.