Ontario Provincial Police have charged a 19-year-old Thunder Bay, Ont., man after a reported incident at, what police called a "pit party," in a rural area north of the city.

According to a written release, police were called to a party in Gorham Township on Friday around 12:35 a.m. When officers arrived, police said they spoke to a number of people and asked them to leave.

While police were speaking with one man, who was reportedly driving an all-terrain vehicle, OPP said officers smelled alcohol and attempted to administer a breathalyzer test. After appearing to initially comply, police said the man then tried to flee on his ATV resulting in a struggle with officers.

The 19-year-old faces a number of charges including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to provide a breath sample, resisting a peace officer and mischief.