Lorry driver arrested for drink driving and driving wrong way down a dual carriageway



A lorry driver has been arrested for drink driving and driving the wrong way down a 70mph dual carriageway.

The male motorist was stopped by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Roads and Transport Policing Command who, in a post on their official Twitter account @MPSRTPC at 5:26am this morning, stated: “Even with delays getting to and whilst in custody his breath alcohol level was FAR above the legal limit of 35ug/100ml.”

Figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) suggested that in 2019 between 210 and 250 people were killed in accidents in Great Britain where at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit with the number of fatalities broadly in line with figures for 2018.

An estimated 7,800 people, meanwhile, were killed or injured in 2019 when at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit.

The total number of accidents where at least one driver was over the alcohol limit was 5,350.

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