Man calls 999 to report himself for drink driving as breathalyser reveals he’s three times over limit

13 February 2024, 09:39

The man in his 50s called 999 to report himself for drink driving.
The man in his 50s called 999 to report himself for drink driving. Picture: North Yorkshire Police

By Jenny Medlicott

Officers were left stunned after a man called 999 to report himself for drink driving.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

The man, in his 50s, called the police before noon on Monday to tell them he had been drink driving, North Yorkshire Police said.

Speaking to the 999 call handler, the man in his 50s said he was “drink driving and doesn’t know what he is doing."

He said he was in the Knaresborough area and had had a “heavy weekend”.

Read more: Harry and Meghan's new Sussex website that doesn't mention monarchy ‘would have infuriated the Queen’, critics say

Read more: Geri Halliwell supporting Christian Horner with ‘every fibre of her being’ as investigation ‘nowhere near’ its end

The man was over three times the legal limit.
The man was over three times the legal limit. Picture: North Yorkshire Police

Officers managed to get enough details from the driver to search for him and located him around 15 minutes later.

A roadside breathalyser test established the man was over three times the limit.

The legal limit on a breathalyser is 35 but the man’s test came back at 118.

He was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and remains in custody, the force said on Monday.

The incident shocked social media users, as one said: “That has to be a first!”

While another added: “That is a heck of a reading.”

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

World leaders have rejected Macron's idea.

World leaders reject Macron’s plan to send Nato troops to Ukraine in bid to stop 'Russia winning the war'

The pair speak about their relationship in the new doc.

Jennifer Lopez reveals reason she and husband Ben Affleck rekindled romance after years apart

Some of the renovation requests on his £7m home have been rejected.

Gordon Ramsay faces renovation setback on £7m home as council rejects chef's bid for new security gates

Salvatore Mancuso

Warlord Mancuso is extradited back to Colombia after serving sentence in US

Jam Master Jay

Godson and friend convicted in murder of Run-DMC rapper Jam Master Jay

Two men have been convicted over the murder of Jam Master Jay.

Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay's godson and childhood friend both found guilty of his murder

Jair Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro under investigation for allegedly harassing a humpback whale

A lawyer who represented 'murdered' Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny has been arrested in Moscow, Russian news has reported

Navalny's lawyer 'arrested in Moscow' after helping Russian opposition leader's mother obtain body from authorities

Former Tory MP Scott Benton has been suspended from the Commons.

Former Tory MP suspended from Commons over role in lobbying sting as Rishi Sunak faces fresh by-election headache

PlayStation is closing its London studio and axing 900 jobs (file image)

PlayStation to axe 900 jobs and close London studio to 'future ready' itself

Zelensky and Mohammed bin Salman

Zelensky meets Saudi crown prince to discuss peace deal and return of POWs

Lady Gabriella Windsor's husband Thomas Kingston has died aged 45

Royal family mourns as Lady Gabriella Windsor's husband Thomas Kingston dies aged 45

Mr Scully apologised for his comments.

'I'm sorry I chose those words': Tory MP Paul Scully apologises after claiming there were 'no-go areas' in some cities

Michael Holt, 54, from the Wirral, was found dead in the boat 700 miles into the charity challenge off the coast of Cape Verde, west Africa

Fundraiser launched to return home British father found dead on boat four weeks into 3,000-mile Atlantic ocean row

A remote track near Pitilie

Murder probe launched after former groundsman shot dead while walking his dog on Scottish estate

David Shuttleworth and Matthew Melling escaped jail despite accidents at their trampoline park

Trampoline park bosses fined after 270 injuries in just two months including 11 broken backs