Drink Driver who blew over three times the drink drive limit arrested shortly after leaving work in Harrogate
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Drink Driver who blew over three times the drink drive limit arrested shortly after leaving work in Harrogate.
North Yorkshire Police were called with a tip off just after 1.30pm yesterday (9 November 2021.) The caller stated there was a man driving a logoed works van who was potentially under the influence of alcohol. Officers from the Roads Policing Group acted swiftly and caught up with the suspect on Skipton road in Harrogate a short time later.
The 60-year-old driver of the van was asked to provide a roadside breath test and initially refused, so was arrested on suspicion of failing to provide. On returning to the station, the man blew 135 - the legal limit is 35. He was charged with drink driving.
SGT Paul Cording from the North Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Group said:
“The fact that this man had been driving as part of his job yesterday and provided such a high reading is astonishing. The actions from the member of the public who called us with this information yesterday has probably saved a life.”
“I would encourage anyone who suspects a person to have drink or drugs in their system and is driving or about to drive to call us immediately on 999.”