With a can of beer in his hand, a man driving a scooter allegedly tried to evade police on the weekend.

It started in Maitland on Saturday night when someone spotted a scooter driver swerving on Highway 215.

Police say the 36-year-old man wasn’t wearing a helmet and was carrying an open can of beer. He tried driving into a field when he noticed police on his tail, but he was quickly apprehended.

Police say he failed a breathalyzer test and impaired charges against a suspect are pending.