'Erratic' motorist who was SIX times over drink-drive limit stopped on Edinburgh Bypass by 'concerned' drivers

The driver was six-times over the drink-drive limit when they were stopped by other motorists on Edinburgh Bypass.

Saturday, 7th December 2019, 2:47 pm
Updated Saturday, 7th December 2019, 2:48 pm

'Concerned' motorists stopped a vehicle that was being driven 'erratically' with no lights on Edinburgh Bypass - and it turned out the drivers was SIX times over the legal drink-drive limit.

The car was stopped at Sheriffhall last night (Friday, December 6) by other motorists on the road.

Dalkeith Road Policing unit arrived at the scene and when the driver of the car, which had no lights on, was breathalised at the the side of the road, the result came back as more than SIX times over the legal limit.

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A lower reading of 148mcg per 100ml of breath was recorded. The legal limit is just 22mcg.

Road Policing Scotland said on Twitter: "Tonight a driver was stopped by concerned motorists at Sheriffhall after witnessing the vehicle being driven erratically with no lights on. #DalkeithRP attended & driver failed the roadside breath test, providing a lower reading of 148 (limit 22) at the station. #CourtOnMonday."

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The incident happened at Sheriffhall on Edinbrugh Bypas