An HGV driver who could ‘barely barely stand up’ after being pulled over by the police, has been remanded into custody after failing a roadside breath test.
The lorry was stopped on the A47 by Roads Policing Units from the Beds, Cambs and Herts traffic police.
According to the police, the lorry was spotted ‘weaving all over the road’ during thick fog conditions before it was stopped.
Once stopped by the police, the driver was required to provide a sample of breath for analysis using a handheld machine.
The reading came back as 155 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath.
The drink drive limit in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath, meaning that the driver was over four times the legal limit.
After being arrested, the driver was taken back to custody and put on an Evidential Breathalyser Machine (EBM).
The EBM showed that the driver still had 124 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath.
Once charged with drink-driving, the driver was remanded into police custody. He will be put in front of magistrates AM on 8th December.
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