Police are often on the lookout for intoxicated drivers this time of year.

They don't, however, usually encounter someone driving a backhoe while sipping booze.

But that's what allegedly happened this week in New Jersey, when police say officers responding to a report of an erratic driver in South Brunswick, Middlesex County, observed a man driving a backhoe while drinking and swerving across the road.

The driver drifted back and forth in the lane and onto the shoulder, and appeared slouched over the wheel, police said.

When officers pulled over the driver, identified as 56-year-old William Campbell, of Franklin Park in Somerset County,  they smelled alcohol on his breath, police said.

Authorities found a bottle of Jack Daniels and a bottle of vodka in the backhoe, and Campbell was asked to perform field sobriety tests, police said.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended as a result of a DWI conviction and other offenses. Police said he has seven prior drunk driving convictions dating back to 1980.