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Banned driver arrested near Lowestoft for being almost FIVE TIMES over alcohol limit

PUBLISHED: 11:38 07 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:42 08 June 2017

The man was almoast five times over the limit. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

The man was almoast five times over the limit. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

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Police have arrested a driver who was almost five times over the limit.

He blew 159mg when breathalised - the legal limit for alcohol is 35mg.

The man was pulled over at Corton, near Lowestoft last night, after police received a call about his manner of driving.

“Tip off about a driver under the influence,” one traffic cop tweeted. “Arrested for drink and disqualified driving after the same offence in January.”

A colleague added: “Unfortunately you have read that correct, 159ugs. Over 4.5 times the limit. Totally unacceptable, fortunate no body was hurt.”

The arrest came less than a week after police launched their annual summer campaign against drink and drug driving.

MORE - Police launch summer drink and drug drive campaign

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