Motorist driving on tyres worn to metal almost six times drink-drive limit

A motorist spotted by motorway police driving on tyres worn down to the metal wheel was almost six times the drink-drive limit.

Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 5:00 pm

Police patrols saw the Citroen car on the M66 near Bury, Greater Manchester, at around 1.50am on New Year's Eve.

The male driver was breathalysed at the scene and arrested.

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Police patrols saw the Citroen car on the M66 near Bury

Alongside photos of the car wheel, North West Motorway Police tweeted: "Male been detained for drink-drive on the M66 - has blown 196 (YES THAT'S 196!!) at the roadside - as you can see from the photos you can see why it came to our notice @GMPtraffic #unbelievable #neednewwheels."

A second tweet added: "Nearly six times over the limit."

The drink-driving limit for motorists in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath.

A second tweet added: "Nearly six times over the limit."