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Man found napping in car almost five times over the legal limit

Posted on - 4th July, 2024 - 8:33am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Ribbleton, Roads, Transport
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A man was arrested after being found almost five times over the legal limit for alcohol in his car.

Police received a report suspecting a man was driving under the influence of alcohol at around 6.15pm on Tuesday (2 July).

They found a man sleeping in a car on Roman Way in Ribbleton. He was given a roadside breathalyser test and blew a reading of 170 – the legal limit is 35.

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The man, 47, from Chorley, was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle. When in custody, he gave a reading of 147.

A spokesperson for police said: “We will not tolerate people driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It is dangerous, and can change so many lives in an instant.

“Driving impaired is a choice. You choose to get in your vehicle and endanger lives, including your own.

“So, think about that before you consider getting in your car under the influence of drink or drugs. If you suspect someone is drink or drug driving it is really important that you report it to us.”

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