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'Don't risk your life and those of others': Warning after drink driving arrest

PUBLISHED: 16:31 02 December 2019 | UPDATED: 16:31 02 December 2019

The driver was stopped in Station Road, Southwold. Picture: Google Images

The driver was stopped in Station Road, Southwold. Picture: Google Images

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A motorist who was more than two times the legal drink drive limit has been charged with driving with excess alcohol.

Just 45 minutes into the start of the annual Suffolk Constabulary Christmas drink/drug drive campaign, a 24-year-old woman from the Halesworth area was arrested in Southwold.

A post on the Halesworth Police Facebook page said the driver was stopped in Station Road, Southwold in the early hours of Sunday, December 1.

It said: "Only 45 minutes into the campaign PC Watson was driving through Southwold High Street and caught up with a vehicle which immediately stopped, pulling over on Station Road."

The driver failed a roadside breath test, was arrested and taken to Great Yarmouth PIC where they gave two further breath samples, both of which were over twice the legal limit, which is 35.

The 24-year-old woman from the Halesworth area was charged with driving with excess alcohol. She was bailed to appear before Norwich Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, December 3.

A police spokesman added: "Enjoy the festive season safely and please don't risk your life and those of others by being unfit to drive."

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