Driver ‘too drunk’ for breath test after police spot pint of San Miguel on dashboard

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The driver's pint was found sitting on the dashboard of the van. (Twitter/@MerPolTraffic)
The driver's pint was found sitting on the dashboard of the van. (Twitter/@MerPolTraffic)

Merseyside Police have arrested a driver after they found a pint of San Miguel sitting precariously on the dashboard of his van.

The force pulled over the 31-year-old man at around 10.40pm on Monday night in Kirkby.

The driver was arrested after he failed to provide a breath test because he was “too drunk”, officers from Merseyside Police’s road policing unit said.

Posting a picture of the pint on Twitter, the force wrote: “Any idea what made us stop this one?

“Driver was too drunk to provide and he's been arrested and is now in custody.

Merseyside Police pulled over a 31-year-old man at around 10.40pm on Monday night in Kirkby. (Twitter/@MerPolTraffic)
Merseyside Police pulled over a 31-year-old man at around 10.40pm on Monday night in Kirkby. (Twitter/@MerPolTraffic)

“Another selfish drink driver off the roads.”

The driver has been held in custody following his arrest, officers confirmed.

In a statement, the force said: “Officers stopped a van in the Whitefield Drive area of Kirkby at around 10.40pm last night.

“A 31-year-old man from Bootle was arrested on suspicion of failing to provide a specimen for analysis, failing to co-operate with a preliminary test, possession of a controlled drug of Class A (cocaine) and using a vehicle without third party insurance.

“He is currently in custody.’

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