A 64-year-old grandfather was charged with impaired driving after letting his grandson, a learner driver, get behind the wheel.

Peter Norman had a few beers while gardening with friends. Later in the day, Norman’s grandson asked if he could drive to a nearby store for groceries. On their way back, they were stopped at an RCMP road check.

“They pulled me out of the car and gave me a breathalyzer,” said Norman. “I was put in the back seat of the police car. They took my licence away right there … then the tow truck showed up.”