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Driver who refused to give breath sample almost five times the limit

PUBLISHED: 08:03 06 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:33 06 August 2019

Police arrested a man after a crash in Ormesy on August 10. Photo: PA Wire

Police arrested a man after a crash in Ormesy on August 10. Photo: PA Wire

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A man who failed to provide a breath sample when stopped by police was later found to be almost five times the legal limit.

Police in King's Lynn stopped a male driver in the Hardwick Road area who failed to provide officers with a breath sample at the roadside.

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But later in custody the man was found to be almost five times the legal drink-drive limit, after providing officers with a sample of 169ugs, or micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath.

The legal limit is 35ugs.

In a tweet posted at 9.58pm, a King's Lynn police spokesman said: "Male stopped by police at Hardwick, King's Lynn, failed to provide a breath sample at the side of the road.

"Later in custody provided an evidential sample of 169ugs."

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