Lorry driver arrested almost 4 times over drink drive limit

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by Gráinne Connolly

A lorry driver has been arrested in Antrim for being almost 4 times over the legal drink drive limit.

A member of the public alerted police to the man, after he was spotted at a service station "staggering all over the place". 

Police say the suspect was the driver of an artic lorry, which could have been weighing up to 44 tonnes.

Officers carried out a breath test and the man failed so he was brought into custody to provide another sample of breath.

His reading was 130, while the legal drink drive limit is 35. 

A spokesperson for the PSNI says the man was arrested and was "too drunk to be dealt with last night", so spent the night in the cells.

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