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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