Uninsured drink-driver upset after police seize BMW at roadside

The uninsured drink-driver was stopped by police in Wisbech on Saturday evening (April 3).

The uninsured drink-driver was stopped by police in Wisbech on Saturday evening (April 3). - Credit: Policing Fenland 

An uninsured drink-driver was upset with police after they seized his BMW at the roadside, the same day he had just installed a new set of tyres.  

Police stopped the driver in Wisbech on Saturday evening (April 3) and after they failed a roadside breath test, their car was taken away.  

The uninsured drink-driver was stopped by police in Wisbech on Saturday evening (April 3). Policing Fenland

The uninsured drink-driver was stopped by police in Wisbech on Saturday evening (April 3). - Credit: Policing Fenland 

The legal alcohol limit for drivers is 35 per 100 millilitres of breath, the stopped driver gave a roadside breath sample of 97.  

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: “But the thing that bothered him the most? He'd just had four new tyres put on that day, and we seized the car!  

The uninsured drink-driver was stopped by police in Wisbech on Saturday evening (April 3). Policing Fenland

The uninsured drink-driver was stopped by police in Wisbech on Saturday evening (April 3). - Credit: Policing Fenland 

“Not the fact he was driving while over the legal alcohol limit, or that he wasn't actually legally insured to drive the vehicle.”  


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You can report suspected drink or drug drivers through a dedicated confidential hotline; the number, 0800 032 0845, is open 24 hours a day.  

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