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Police praise caller who helped them catch uninsured drink driver over four times legal limit

'We need to collectively start stigmatising this and outing those who still think it's OK'

Police in Craigavon have praised the public-minded person who provided the tip which led to the arrest of a man driving over four times the legal limit.

The incident happened during the early hours of this morning in the ABC borough.

As a result, the motorist was also found to be driving without insurance at the time and without MOT.

A PSNI spokesperson said the roadside breath test provided a reading of 148mgs – which is more than four times the 35mgs legal limit.

Police have urged people to do likewise if they suspect drink driving and reassured that the offender – if they do turn out to be over the limit – will never know who made the call.

The spokesperson said: “He won’t ever know at what point his driving was noticed as being eratic.

What he will know however, with absolute certainly, is that drink driving means a 12 month ban, a massive insurance hike (if he wants to be legal), and potential employment issues.”

And commending the caller he added: “Thank-you to the person who picked up the phone in the early hours of thismorning. You could well have saved a life.

“We need to collectively start stigmatising this and outing those who still think it’s OK.

“Drink driving is NEVER worth it.”

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