Drunk Derbyshire driver arrested after speeding past police while almost three times over the limit

Police arrested a Derbyshire driver after they were found to be nearly three times over the limit.

Wednesday, 4th May 2022, 1:52 pm

In the early hours of Wednesday, May 4, the Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit encountered a speeding driver in Creswell.

A DRPU spokesperson said the driver had come “flying past in the opposite direction”, and then increased their speed further when officers turned around to follow them.

Officers eventually stopped the vehicle and found that the driver was nearly three times over the legal alcohol limit. The offender was subsequently arrested.

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The driver of the Volkswagen was taken into custody by officers.