HGV driver charged for blowing four times the legal alcohol limit during warehouse delivery
A HGV driver has been charged with drink driving during a delivery in Grantham last night (Wednesday). The 43-year-old allegedly arrived for a delivery at a warehouse in Grantham and workers smelt alcohol on his breath. Sgt Dan McCormack, of Lincolnshire Police, said: “He provided a roadside reading over four times the legal limit.
He was the driver of a fully loaded HGV at the time.”
Police arrested the 48-year-old man.
A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: ” Tony Wheatland, 43, of Stravinsky Road, Bassingstoke, has been charged with drink driving after we received a report of a drink-driver at Spittlegate Level Crossing on September 9 at 6.35pm. He is due in Lincoln Magistrates Court today. Sgt McCormack praised the quick-thinking actions of the factory workers, tweeting: “Great work by a local factory reporting an HGV driver as smelling of alcohol whilst delivering.
Driver blew 147 at the side of the road… over 4 times the legal limit.
Driver now in custody.
Certain KSI accident prevented.”