A DRINK Driver who blew three times the drink drive limit has been arrested by North Yorkshire police soon after leaving work in Harrogate.

Police say they were called with a tip off just after 1.30pm on Tuesday November 9.

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The caller said there was a man driving a logoed works van who was potentially under the influence of alcohol.

Officers from the Roads Policing Group acted swiftly and caught up with the suspect on Skipton Road in Harrogate a short time later.

According to police, the 60-year-old driver of the van was asked to provide a roadside breath test and initially refused so was arrested on suspicion of failing to provide.

On returning to the station, the man blew 135. Officers say the legal limit is 35, he was charged with drink driving.

Sergeant Paul Cording from North Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Group, said: “The fact that this man had been driving as part of his job yesterday and provided such a high reading is astonishing.

“The actions from the member of the public who called us with this information yesterday has probably saved a life.”

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“I would encourage anyone who suspects a person to have drink or drugs in their system and is driving or about to drive to call us immediately on 999.”


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