Police catch drink driver outside of Chatteris following tip-off from ‘vigilant’ member of the public

PUBLISHED: 12:31 19 December 2019

Tip-off by member of the public led to motorist at Chatteris being stopped. The driver was over the limit. Picture; ARCHANT

Tip-off by member of the public led to motorist at Chatteris being stopped. The driver was over the limit. Picture; ARCHANT

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Police praised a “vigilant member of the public” who reported a suspected drink driver in Chatteris who was later caught and charged.

Police praised a "vigilant member of the public" who reported a suspected drink driver in Chatteris who was later caught and charged.

A police spokesman said information about the driver came to them whilst officers were on foot patrol in the town on Wednesday evening.

"Two members of the local policing team reacted to a call from a member of public concerned about a vehicle being driven recklessly on the A142," said the spokesman.

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"The vehicle was stopped just outside Chatteris. The driver blew twice the legal alcohol limit roadside and is currently on his way to custody.

"Many thanks to the vigilant member of the public. Patrols in Chatteris will now resume."

One comment on the Policing Fenland Facebook page said: "Hopefully it was the pillock in the grey Audi who came up the A41 and overtook loads of cars on the bends coming into Chatteris."

Earlier this week police arrested a motorist who crashed into a stationary HGV in Sandall Road, Wisbech.

The driver, who was treated in hospital, was then arrested. He was given a roadside breath test gave a reading of 115 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit of 35.

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