Police say a short-lived search for an erratic driver that was reported Thursday afternoon, Aug. 25 ended when a Belfast officer met the vehicle in question driving on the wrong side of Bayside Road.

Brian Sanderson, 34, of Belfast was summoned on a charge of driving to endanger following the incident, which began when a caller at the Circle K on Northport Avenue reported an erratic driver who appeared to be headed toward the Town of Northport, according to Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham.

The initial complaint came in to police at about 1:40 p.m., Cunningham said.

Officers took to the roads in an attempt to locate the driver, who Cunningham said was later identified as Sanderson. When police received information suggesting the vehicle had turned onto Bayside Road, Cunningham said he drove to that location.

As Cunningham drove passed the Drinkwater School and toward the Northport Golf Club at about 2 p.m., he said it didn’t take long for him to spot the vehicle he was seeking.

“I came around the corner by the golf course and he was driving on my side of the road,” said Cunningham.

Cunningham said he stopped the vehicle and when he encountered Sanderson at the wheel, he asked Sanderson what he was doing. Sanderson reportedly told Cunningham that he was on his way to mow a lawn.