A SUSPECTED drink driver was arrested after stopping for a late night McDonalds in Darlington.

Staff at the fast food restaurant in Morton Park raised the alarm after a customer arrived smelling of booze, slurring her speech and behaving strangely, a Durham Police spokesperson said. 

She had arrived at the popular drive-thru just before midnight last night.

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Raising the alarm, staff called police, who attended and spotted the vehicle on Yarm Road heading towards McMullen Road.

After a five-minute pursuit the Audi A3 was pulled over. 

Subsequently, a woman in her 40s was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop and driving under the influence of alcohol.

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She was taken into custody where she was charged with the offences and is due to appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on June 20.

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