Drink and drugs have played a big part in recent arrests by Lancashire’s road policing team.
The driver of a skip lorry in Percy Street, Preston, was found to be over the drink-drive limit when stopped by police, and a van driver narrowly missed hitting an unmarked police car and was found to be wanted for breaching a suspended sentence order and he failed a test for cannabis and cocaine.
Elsewhere, a BMW driver was stopped in North Road, Preston, and was found to be nearly twice the legal drink-drive limit having had beers the previous night.
One commenter on Twitter said: “Good collar, but the 'night' before and still nearly TWICE the limit???”
Another said: “No sympathy at all, should get a lifetime ban or at least a five year ban and their insurance should treble in price. I hate drink drivers they deserve everything that's coming to them.”
1. Drink driving
The driver of this skip wagon was stopped in Percy Street, Preston.
The driver smelt strongly of alcohol and failed a roadside breath test with a reading of 43ug(limit 35).
The driver was arrested and later charged. Photo: Lancs Police
This car was taken without the consent of owner and pursued over Shard Bridge, Poulton, before being 'stung'.
The driver ran away but was tracked and found, before being detained for dangerous driving, disqualified driving, unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle, and failing a test for cocaine. Photo: Lancs Police
The driver of this vehicle was stopped after he nearly hit an unmarked police car in New Hall Lane, Preston.
Checks on the driver showed he was wanted for breaching a suspended sentence order. He also failed a drug test for cannabis and cocaine. Photo: Lancs Police
This Fiesta in Galgate has been linked to numerous burglaries across the northwest area. The car was stolen in Merseyside and two occupants were arrested after a foot chase and the car recovered for forensics. Photo: Lancs Police