Drunk driver who was stopped by police because he had no front tyres on his car was SIX times the legal limit
- The Renault Clio driver had no front tyres on the a car while on the M66
- Officers pulled over the driver and he gave a breath test of 196mg per 100ml
- The legal alcohol limit in England and Wales is 35mg per 100ml of breath
- The driver was arrested at the scene and taken away to a police station
A drunk driver spotted on the motorway with no front tyres was almost six times over the limit.
The motorist blew the astonishing breath test after traffic police pulled over the car on the M66 near Bury, Greater Manchester.
Officers spotted the car struggling along the motorway and pulled over the driver when they spotted the Renault Clio had no front tyres.
When tested on the side of the road, the driver was found to have 196mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath when the legal maximum is 35mg.
Police officers were stunned to discover that a drunk driver was attempting to make his way home on the M66 driving a car with no front tyres
When the driver was tested on the side of the road they were found to be almost six-times the legal drink-drive limit
A large section of the wheel rim had fallen off because it had been driven without a tyre for such a distance along the motorway
Greater Manchester Police said the driver had a roadside breath test of 196 after being stopped on the M66 in the early hours of this morning
Officers spotted the car at 1.50am on New Year’s Day and admitted that seeing the motorist fail the breath test as ‘no surprise’ given he was trying to drive without any tyres.
Greater Manchester Traffic Police tweeted photographs of the front of the Blue Renault Clio along with the warning: ‘Driver stopped by #traffic on the M66 SB prior to Jct 2 when they noticed a vehicle struggling to drive has it had NO front tyres.
‘No surprise when the driver was arrested after providing a roadside breath test of 196.’
The driver’s alcohol level was likely to be in the fatal range given the sky-high reading.
Twitter users responded with outrage: ‘
One said: ‘How could he stand up after blowing that never mind drive?
‘Well done and thank you to the officers who stopped them.’
Another wrote: ‘There just aren’t enough words to describe how stupid and reckless some people are.’
And another Twitter user said of the breath test: ‘Wow think that’s highest I’ve seen, how did he even find his car?’