Banned driver with young child in car was more than four times over drink-drive limit when stopped by Leeds police

A disqualified driver stopped by police in Leeds was found to be four times over the drink-drive limit while behind the wheel.

By Tom Coates
Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, 4:30 pm

West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit said the driver, who had a young child in the back of the vehicle, had failed a breathalyser test and was taken into custody.

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A sample of 146 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath was recorded. The legal limit is 35 mcgs, making the driver more than four times over the drink-drive limit.

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The driver was already banned at the time, police revealed.

An update from the Roads Policing Unit on Twitter read: "Leeds: Vehicle stopped and driver found to be disqualified.

"Things quickly went from bad to worse when we noticed a young child in the rear and then the driver provided a roadside breath sample of 146! More than four times over the limit. Driver now in custody."

The driver had been disqualified and was more than four times over the drink-driving limit. Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The Roads Policing Unit officers are responsible for the policing of the road network throughout West Yorkshire.

Earlier this year, a woman had her car seized by officers from the unit after being found to be uninsured and disqualified on the school run.