Drink-driver ar­rested 2 min­utes into 2020

Bangor Mail - - News -

A MO­TORIST was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of drink driv­ing just two min­utes into the new year.

Po­lice have re­vealed that they ar­rested a mo­torist on New Year’s Day in the Ban­gor area af­ter stop­ping them – and it could prove to be the coun­try’s first drink-drive ar­rest of the decade.

It was just two min­utes and 38 sec­onds af­ter the clock struck mid­night.

The force said the read­ing was more than twice the drink-drive limit.

A spokesman said: “Sadly, it didn’t take long for us to stop the first drink-driver of the new decade in Ban­gor... just two min­utes and 38 sec­onds into 2020 with this read­ing of more than twice over the le­gal limit.”

In­spec­tor Jon Aspinall added: “De­spite re­peated warn­ings to mo­torists not to drink- or drug-drive, peo­ple are still tak­ing un­nec­es­sary risks.

“Peo­ple may think we only fo­cus on this at Christ­mas – we don’t, and if you con­tinue to drink- or drug-drive, you will be caught.”

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