Lorry driver caught with lager on London's North Circular

Police stop lorry driver on London’s North Circular who was THREE times drink drive limit with cans of lager on his dashboard

  • Police pulled over a lorry driver in Haringey, North London on Sunday evening
  • Officers found he was driving on the North Circular with cans of lager beside him
  • A breath check in custody revealed he was three times over the drink drive limit 
  • He appeared in court today and was given a 26-month driving ban and a fine  

A lorry driver who was three times over the drink drive limit on London’s North Circular has been banned from driving for 26 months.

Officers found the driver with cans of lager on his dashboard after spotting him driving carelessly in North London last night.

He was taken into custody on suspicion of drink driving and appeared in court this morning.

Officers discovered cans of lager opened inside the lorry after pulling the driver over last night

Police pulled over the lorry in Haringey on Sunday evening after it was spotted driving ‘carelessly’. The driver was taken into custody, where a breath check revealed he was three times over the drink-drive limit

The driver, who has not yet been named, pleaded guilty and was handed a 26-month driving ban, along with a suspended sentence.

He was also fined.

Met Police Road and Policing Command Unit tweeted last night: ‘Road Crime Team Raptor Eagle units on patrol on A406 noticed this HGV driving carelessly.

‘Driver arrested for drink drive – blew 3x the limit in custody.’

The MPS also used the hashtag #VisionZeroLDN, which is part of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy that sets out the goal that by 2041, all deaths and serious injuries will be eliminated from London’s transport network.

Mayor Sadiq Khan has said: ‘It is neither inevitable nor acceptable that anyone should be killed or seriously injured when travelling in London.

‘When we leave our homes each day, we should feel safe and confident about the journey ahead.’

The driver appeared in court today and was handed a 26-month driving ban, along with a suspended prison term and a fine 

Members of the public thanked officers for taking the dangerous driver off the streets.

One described the lorry driver as like ‘driving a ticking bomb around’.

Another said: ‘My gosh lucky you took him off the road with that vehicle god knows what the end result would have been. Thank you.

And another tweeted: ‘Great stop and potentially multiple lives saved. Excellent work.’

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