17-year-old found well over the limit on M6 at 1am

Posted on - 2nd July, 2024 - 8:52am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Police on the M6
Police on the M6

A 17-year-old girl has been charged after a driver blew significantly over the drink-drive limit on the M6.

Police were called at around 1am on Sunday (30 June) morning by a member of public concerned about the way a vehicle was being driven.

Officers located the car, a Peugeot, and stopped it at the Charnock Richard services on the M6 southbound.

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The driver, a 17-year-old girl, blew a 95 and was arrested on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol.

She has since been charged with driving with excess alcohol and bailed to appear at Preston Youth Court on 16 July.

A spokesperson for police said: “We would like to thank the member of the public who got in contact to alert us – by doing so, they potentially prevented the situation escalating.

“The consequences of driving impaired can be devastating to others around you, and to you. The legal limit for driving with alcohol in your system is 35mg.

“If you suspect someone is driving impaired, please report it to us. If a crime is ongoing, call 999, if you have information to share with us, please contact 101.”

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