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Snowplow operator charged with drunk driving after ending up in ditch

Ontario Provincial police have charged a man with drunk-driving offences after finding his snowplow in a ditch.

Police receive complaint of erratic driving on Highway 11

The operator of a snowplow similar to the one pictured had his driver's licence suspended for 90 days and is facing two charges after police found his machine in a ditch. (Paul Montgomery/Facebook)

Ontario Provincial police in Gravenhurst have charged a man with drunk-driving offences after finding his snowplow in a ditch.

Shane Joudrey, 44, of nearby Hunstville was arrested Saturday night and charged with impaired driving and driving with an open container of liquor, according to Bracebridge OPP.

Police were alerted to a snowplow operator's erratic driving by a concerned motorist travelling along Highway 11 near Doe Lake Road.

Officers found the snowplow in a ditch on a road near the highway at around 8 p.m. Saturday.

Joudrey is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 12. In the meantime, his driver's licence has been suspended for 90 days.

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