Police make arrests during drink drive operation in Scarborough - including one man three times the legal limit

North Yorkshire Police were targeting drink drivers in Scarborough this weekend leading to a number of arrests.

Monday, 28th June 2021, 12:54 pm
Updated Monday, 28th June 2021, 12:56 pm

During an operation in several locations around the county on Saturday night, police arrested several people in Scarborough including one man the say has blown three times over the legal limit.

North Yorkshire Police stopped the man, who they believe to have been drinking all day, after he was seen driving home from Seamer station towards Scarborough.

He was arrested and charged with drink driving after blowing more than three times the limit and will appear in court shortly.

A car being towed after the driver was stopper by police on suspicion of taking without the owner's consent and drink driving. Picture: North Yorkshire Police
A car being towed after the driver was stopper by police on suspicion of taking without the owner's consent and drink driving. Picture: North Yorkshire Police

Another driver was taken into custody after initially failing to stop.

Police believe the car, pictured, to have been taken without the owner’s consent (TWOC).

The driver was arrested on suspicion of TWOC and drink driving at more than twice the limit.

A third driver seen leaving a pub car park in Wykeham, between Pickering and Scarborough, was stopped by officers.

Stock image of police car. Picture: JPI Media/ Richard Ponter

Police say he told them he couldn’t get a taxi so had decided to drive and was arrested and charged with being around one-and-a-half times the legal limit. He will appear in court shortly.

Sergeant Tim Wilson said: “We’re always out looking for drink drivers and I hope operations like this discourage people from making those bad decisions in the first place.”

Police use information supplied by the public to catch drink and drug drivers.

If you have concerns or information about drink or drug driving, report them to us by calling 101 and selecting option 1.