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'Dangerously drunk' woman caught almost SIX times drink-drive limit

PUBLISHED: 09:35 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:59 12 December 2017

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

A “dangerously drunk” woman had a police escort as she was taken to hospital after being caught almost six times the drink-drive limit.

The woman was stopped by police this afternoon (Monday) and initially taken to King’s Lynn police station, where she recorded 198mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mg.

She was then taken by ambulance, with the police escort, to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

On Twitter, @KingsLynnPolice wrote: “Female drink driver from this afternoon is now having to be taken to QEH by @EastEnglandAmb with police escort as she is dangerously drunk! She blew 198 at the station, legal limit is 35. #Shocking #Fatal4 @NSRoadsPolicing #Sgt3121.

It is the latest horror story at the start of the police’s annual drink- and drug-drive campaign. In the first nine days, 57 people were arrested in Norfolk and Suffolk on suspicion of being over the limit.

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