Armed police find suspected drink driver in garden near abandoned car on Sheffield estate

Armed police officers found a suspected drink driver in a garden close to an abandoned car on a Sheffield estate.

Monday, 29th April 2019, 7:31 am
Updated Monday, 29th April 2019, 5:41 pm
A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after being found close to this abandoned car in Parson Cross this morning

South Yorkshire Police said firearms officers patrolling Parson Cross in the early hours of this morning spotted a Vauxhall Astra driving around.

When they turned their police car round to talk to the driver, they found that the Astra had been abandoned.

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A search of the local area, using a police dog, led to the discovery of a man in a nearby garden.

He was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after failing a breathalyser test.