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Motorist provides ‘staggering’ roadside reading of over six times above drink drive limit

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 21st, 2018.

Officers from North Wales Roads Policing Unit say they have arrested a driver on suspicion of drink driving after allegedly being found to be nearly six and a half times over the legal drink-drive limit.

Police say a roadside breathalyser test indicated a ‘staggering’ reading of 223 Micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit is 35.

Officers haven’t been specific as to where the driver was stopped other than to say it was the ‘eastern team’ which operates in the Flintshire and Wrexham area.

Police are currently in the middle of a month-long crackdown on drink and drug drivers, the summer campaign aims to reduce the number of drivers putting themselves and others at risk by driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Led by South Wales Police, the campaign has seen increased resources on the roads across Wales.

If you have information relating to someone you think is driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs, please contact North Wales Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.

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