Motorist driving ‘erratically’ was four times drink drive limit – at 10am

PUBLISHED: 13:37 15 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:08 15 July 2018

July was revealed to be the worst month for drink-driving in Suffolk last year  Picture: SIMON PARKER

July was revealed to be the worst month for drink-driving in Suffolk last year Picture: SIMON PARKER

A driver has been taken into custody after being found more than four times the legal drink drive limit - at 10am.

The Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing and Firearms Operation Unit tweeted details of the incident this morning.

“One in custody after a car was seen being driven erratically in #Ipswich this morning,” the force tweeted.

“Might be explained by a roadside breath test of 149 at 10am.”

The incident comes after police in Suffolk and Norfolk carried out a month-long campaign targeting motorists who drive under the influence of drink or drugs.

The campaign, which ran throughout June, saw officers from both counties testing drivers who commit various offences as well as all of those involved in a collision.

Sergeant Peter Howlett of the roads policing unit said: “This is an offence we target all year round but the summer campaign gives us the opportunity to raise awareness of the dangers driving under the influence can have, that a minority of motorists still chose to ignore.

“Drink or drug driving impairs your judgement, making your reactions slower, therefore increasing the chance of being involved in a collision.”

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