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Man 'surrounded by bottles of alcohol' in car arrested by police

PUBLISHED: 15:13 12 July 2019 | UPDATED: 15:13 12 July 2019

Police arrested a man on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle. Picture: Archant

Police arrested a man on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle. Picture: Archant

A man has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle.

Halesworth police officers were called to a quiet country lane near Saxmundham on Friday, July 12 following reports from an observant local that the man was slumped in the drivers seat of a car, surrounded by bottles of alcohol.

Offcers attended the scene and the man subsequently failed a breath test "being many times over the legal limit," according to police.

The man was arrested and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.

A post on the Halesworth Police Facebook page said: "Drunk male arrested in car.

"Thanks to a vigilant member of the public, a male was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle today by officers from #Halesworth Team 4.

"The male was spotted in a quiet lane near Saxmundham alone and slumped in the drivers seat surrounded by bottles of alcohol.

"Officers arrived, breath tested him and the male failed, being many times over the legal limit. He was arrested and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre."

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