A 44-year-old Chisholm Township man has been arrested and charged with driving a tractor with more than 80 mg of alcohol in his blood.

On October 22, at 12:25 am, an officer from the North Bay OPP Detachment stopped a tractor pulling a trailer on Memorial Park Drive in Chisholm Township.

Officers spoke to the driver and say they smelled an odour of alcohol coming from the driver’s breath. The driver failed a roadside breath sample test. He was placed under arrest and transported to the North Bay Police Service for further breath tests. Those revealed that the driver had over the legal limit of alcohol in his blood.

The man’s driver’s licence has been automatically suspended for 90 days and the tractor will be impounded for seven days.

He has been released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay on November 14.