Driver stopped in Wigan was more than FIVE times over the limit

Police officers were stunned to find a driver they had stopped in Wigan was more than FIVE times over the legal alcohol limit.

Wednesday, 30th June 2021, 8:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 30th June 2021, 8:43 am

Greater Manchester Police's Wigan West team revealed an officer asked a driver to pull over on Scot Lane on Tuesday due to the manner of their driving.

They became suspicious when talking to the driver and asked them to provide a sample of breath.

A spokesman said: "Astonishingly this came back as 191 micrograms per 100ml of breath, over five times the legal limit which is 35. Driver was arrested and then failed to provide a further sample in custody so will be charged when sober.

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"Quite how anyone can think it is acceptable to get behind the wheel in such a state is appalling. Undoubtedly a life saved this evening."

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