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Drink driver tries to blame snow when caught nearly four times over limit after crash

PUBLISHED: 06:35 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:16 01 March 2018

The drink drive reading after the Attleborough crash. Picture: NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK ROADS POLICING UNIT

The drink drive reading after the Attleborough crash. Picture: NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK ROADS POLICING UNIT

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A drink driver tried to blame the snow after being caught nearly four times over the limit following a crash.

Police were called to the collision in Attleborough late during the evening on Wednesday (February 28).

With the snow making it very difficult for anybody to drive, officers said the driver’s explanation was that the icy conditions as the reason behind what happened.

But the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit Tweeted a photographed of a breathalyser reading from the driver, which showed 139mg per 100ml of breath.

The limit is 35mg per 100ml of breath.

The 'beast from the East' hits Attleborough with heavy snow in the town. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe 'beast from the East' hits Attleborough with heavy snow in the town. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit Tweeted: “Been busy in the snow attending an RTC #attleborough driver blamed the snow. I think this was the problem.”

Police have urged people not to drive unless it absolutely necessary today due to the difficult road conditions.

For live travel updates, see our online traffic map.

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