Drink-driving white van man caught over broken headlight

The driver of this Vauxhall Vivaro was caught behind the wheel in King's Lynn more than twice the legal alcohol limit.

The driver of this Vauxhall Vivaro was caught behind the wheel in King's Lynn more than twice the legal alcohol limit. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

A driving ban is "inevitable" for a man caught drunk behind the wheel of a white van on Friday, police have said.

Officers in King's Lynn stopped a Vauxhall Vivaro after spotting it had a defective headlight.

They soon found the driver had been drinking, and was later found to be over the limit.

A breathalyser test while in custody showed he had 83mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath – more than twice the 35mcg legal limit.

On social media, King's Lynn Police said: "Ban is inevitable which means not being able to drive as part of their job.


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"Don't take the risk as drink-driving has massive consequences."

Police in King's Lynn found this Mercedes Sprinter was uninsured.

Police in King's Lynn found this Mercedes Sprinter was uninsured. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

It came after another white van – a Mercedes Sprinter – was seized in the same area after officers found it was uninsured.

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And a few hours earlier, police had caught a banned driver who tried to give false details after being stopped.

The man behind the wheel of a black Peugeot 407 was also uninsured, and had tried to avoid revealing his identity by hiding his ID in a bag of shopping in front of officers.

The banned driver of this Peugeot 407 tried to hide his ID in shopping bags in front of police in King's Lynn.

The banned driver of this Peugeot 407 tried to hide his ID in shopping bags in front of police in King's Lynn. - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

"He will now face the courts," police said.

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