A suspected drink driver was arrested after he 'dobbed himself in' by calling the police to say that he had a "heavy weekend".

Officers responded to the call in the Knaresbrough area of North Yorkshire today (Monday) and found the man's vehicle within 15 minutes.

At a roadside breath test the driver "blew 188" - the legal limit is 35mg to 100ml of breath.     

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "It's not every day that a suspected drink driver dobs themselves in to the police.

"At just before 12pm today (Monday 12 February 2024) police received a call from a man who said that he was 'drink driving and doesn’t know what he is doing'.

"The man told the 999 police call handler that he was in the Knaresborough area and that he had a heavy weekend.

"The Force Control Room immediately sent officers to the area.

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"The call handler managed to obtain further information from the caller and officers on the ground located the man’s vehicle within fifteen minutes. 

"A roadside breath test was carried out and the driver blew 118 at the side of the road, the legal limit is 35. The man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of drink driving."

He currently remains in custody.