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The 52-year-old man from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, has been charged with drink-driving.
In the evidential breath-test at the police station, he rcorded 123 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35 micrograms.
He has been bailed to appear at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 29 February.
Original release issued at 5.33pm, 12 February 2024
Well it’s not every day that a suspected drink driver dobs themselves in to the police.
At just before 12pm today (noon, Monday 12 February 2024) police received a call from a man who said that he was "drink driving and doesn’t know what he is doing."
The man told the 999 police call handler that he was in the Knaresborough area and that he had a heavy weekend.
The Force Control Room immediately sent officers to the area.
The call handler managed to obtain further information from the caller and officers on the ground located the man’s vehicle within fifteen minnutes.
A roadside breath test was carried out and the driver blew 118 at the side of the road, the legal limit is 35. The man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.
He currently remains in custody.
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