Downham Market woman arrested for drink driving after asking police for a lift home

PUBLISHED: 08:46 03 June 2018 | UPDATED: 08:21 04 June 2018

A motorist stopped by police taking a breath test. Picture: John Giles/PA Wire.

A motorist stopped by police taking a breath test. Picture: John Giles/PA Wire.


A woman staggered out of a pub and asked police for a lift home.

When they refused, she got into her own car - and ended up getting a lift to the police station instead.

The incident happened in West Norfolk last night. PC Rod Morrison tweeted: “Female left pub in Downham Market, staggered over to my car asked for a lift I declined she then climbed into her car and drove off- blew 87 in custody and now bedded down in the cells for the night.”

Earlier, officers breathalysed a man they found slumped over the wheel of his car in Syderstone.

One tweeted: “Drink driver arrested 08:40 after being found slumped at the steering wheel in his car in Syderstone. Nearly twice the legal limit at this time in the morning.”

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