The Parole Board of Canada is attaching some unusual conditions to a Nova Scotia man who is about to be released from prison.

Archibald Daniel Stevens, 55, of Dartmouth, has served almost all of a four-year, eight-month sentence for drunk driving offences. He was convicted in 2011. It was his 14th conviction for such offences.

Stevens' statutory release is set for next month. When he's freed, he must abstain from alcohol. The Parole Board of Canada has also determined that since most of his most serious offences happen when he's behind the wheel, he is not allowed to own or operate a motor vehicle.

Stevens requested a federal sentence for his last conviction after being involved in several incidents in the Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside that left him with a black eye and stitches.