The moment shocked BBC star John Beattie was pulled over and breathalysed by police after being reported for drink driving by onlooker who saw him swigging NON-ALCOHOLIC beer
- BBC presenter John Beattie was pulled over by police and breathalysed
- Came after someone mistakenly thought the star had been drink driving
- Beattie, 62, said his reading was ‘zero’ and posted a photograph of himself
BBC presenter John Beattie has revealed he was stopped by police for suspected drink driving after being spotted having an alcohol-free beer.
The Radio Scotland host was breathalysed at the side of the road after being reported by a member of the public.
He was travelling home from a holiday on Islay when he stopped off in Inveraray, Argyll, for fish and chips.
BBC presenter John Beattie has revealed he was stopped by police for suspected drink driving after being spotted having an alcohol-free beer
The former Scotland rugby international washed down his meal with a bottle of alcohol-free beer at the town’s harbour before jumping back in his car and driving off.
The police received a call from someone who thought Beattie had got behind the wheel while over the limit on Sunday night and he was pulled over on his way home to Glasgow.
Beattie, 62, said his reading was ‘zero’ and posted a photograph of himself taking the breathalyser and the two officers who stopped him on Twitter.
Beattie, 62, said his reading was ‘zero’ and posted a photograph of himself taking the breathalyser and the two officers who stopped him on Twitter
‘After an amazing holiday on Islay someone in Inveraray told the police I’d been drinking beer at the harbour last night before jumping back in my car again,’ he wrote on social media.
‘They pulled me over blue lights etc on Loch Lomondside….. The reading was zero. I was using up an alcohol free bottle with excellent fish and chips.
‘The lads were ok with me taking the picture. So, back to work today.’
Police Scotland;s head of road policing Chief Superintendent Louise Blakelock said: ‘Drink and drug driving is a key factor in serious injury and fatal collisions and Police Scotland will continue to take appropriate action in response to reports from the public about suspected drunk drivers’.