Drink driver only nipping down the road caught by cops
A driver who was just popping out down the road was caught by police while under three times the drink-driving limit. The motorist was making a “short journey from Melbourne to Melbourne” they told officers when they were stopped by police from the Melbourne Police Safer Neighbourhood Team. At the roadside, they gave aa breathalyser reading of 101 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
The legal limit is 35 microgrammes. TOP STORY: Heatwave on its way and this is when A second test at the police station gave a reading of 95 microgrammes, said a police spokesman.
The driver was also found to have an expired driving licence and their blue Volkswagen car was seized. The safer neighbourhood team shared a picture on social media of a dark vehicle on the back of a pick-up truck after being seized by the officers on Sunday, July 11. A spokesman for the team, which is an arm of Derbyshire Police, said: “Where did your night end?
Patrols continued late into the evening and officers from your local SNT came across a drink driver in Melbourne. “Following a short journey driving from Melbourne to Melbourne, the vehicle was stopped and the driver blew 101 at the roadside, the legal limit being 35. “The driver was arrested and taken to custody where they blew 95 and were charged.
“Their vehicle was also seized as it transpired the driver had an expired driving licence too. “Never drink and drive, whether your journey be long or short. You may know the roads well, but your judgement will be impaired.
“Don’t do it, get a lift home or walk.”
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