Police discovered two empty gin bottles in the cab of a lorry pulled over for ‘erratic driving’.

A member of the public followed the lorry as it drove into Bicester and reported the driver to Thames Valley Police for driving it erratically.

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Officers located the lorry at the depot but the driver failed to provide a breath test at the scene.

The driver was taken into custody and provided a lowest breath test result of 127ug – the legal limit is 35ug.

This meant the driver was three and half times over the drink drive limit.

If you are convicted of being above the drink drive limit you could face three months’ imprisonment, up to £2,500 fine and a possible driving ban.


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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