Police arrest driver of 44-ton lorry on suspicion of being nearly FIVE times the drink-drive limit

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  • The truck driver was arrested by police in Devon on suspicion of drink driving
  • Police claim that the reading showed he was nearly five times the legal limit
  • The officers said: ‘He blew nearly five times the limit.

    So lucky nobody was killed’

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Police arrested the driver of a 44 tonne truck on suspicion of drink driving – claiming he was nearly five times the drink drive limit after a drive from Wales to Devon.

The officers said: ‘He blew nearly five times the limit.

So lucky nobody was killed.’

The driver was arrested for drink driving on the A38 in Devon ‘after coming down from Wales’, said police.

He remained in custody on Saturday until he was fit to leave the police station.

The driver of a 44 tonne truck was arrested after police claim he blew five times the drink drive limit

The driver of a 44 tonne truck was arrested after police claim he blew five times the drink drive limit

Sunderland was the UK’s drink and drug driving capital in 2017, closely followed by Truro in Cornwall, according to statistics.

Analysis of more than 7 million insurance quotes by comparison MoneySuperMarket has revealed which locations have the most drivers with over-the-limit convictions on their licence in the last 12 months.

According to the research, nearly three (2.91) in every 1,000 Mackem drivers have a drink or drug driving conviction on their their licence – an increase of 1.3 compared to last year.

Truro in Cornwall (2.6) and Coventry (2.53) follow in second and third place, with all three areas entering the top 10 for the dishonourable driving offences for the first time.

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