Edinburgh driver more than five times over limit arrested after police spot tyre detached from rim

Roads Policing Scotland pulled the vehicle over on Ferry Road

Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 7:42 am

A drunk-driver more than five times over the legal limit for alcohol was arrested and charged after police pulled him over on Ferry Road.

Officers working with Edinburgh Roads Policing stopped the vehicle yesterday after stopping the damage to the front wheel.

Pictures show a damaged rim and the tyre almost completely detached.

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The driver of this car was arrested for drunk driving (Photo: Road Policing Scotland)

The driver, a male, was arrested and charged with various road traffic offences.

Road Policing Scotland said on Twitter: "#EdinburghRP stopped this vehicle on Ferry Road due to the front tyre becoming detached from the rim.

"Driver provided a positive breath sample of 123mcg ,the legal limit being 22. Male driver arrested and charged with various road traffic offences.#notworththerisk"