Driver who ‘stopped drinking at midnight’ caught over the limit nearly 12 hours later
PUBLISHED: 13:28 16 December 2019 | UPDATED: 14:46 16 December 2019
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Police have issued a warning motorist after a drink driver was stopped on Saturday morning.
The 67-year-old driver was stopped in Halesworth at 10.50am on December 14.
He was found to be 36pc over the legal drink drive limit, officers claimed.
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In a post on the Halesworth Police Facebook page, a spokesperson said: "On Saturday morning, December 14, Halesworth sergeant Lee pulled over a 67-year-old male driver at 10.50am in Halesworth.
"The driver was required to provide a sample of breath at the roadside. The result indicated a fail.
"The driver told Sgt Lee that he had not drunk since midnight, but still blew 36pc over the drink drive limit.
"Remember, a night's sleep does not always guarantee a driver is safe to take the wheel. The problem with drinking and driving is... the morning after."
The driver is now set to appear at Ipswich Magistrates court on Tuesday.
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