An RCMP officer in P.E.I. had to take evasive action Thursday when an alleged drunk driver veered into the wrong lane and almost struck his cruiser.

The near-miss happened on Route 3 near Summerville in eastern P.E.I.

Police identified the man they accuse of being impaired as a man from Lower Montague.

He provided breath samples showing his blood-alcohol level was well over the legal limit.

The motorist has been charged with impaired driving and is scheduled to appear in provincial court on Jan. 17.