South Yorkshire Police find two children in car with drink driver
South Yorkshire Police traffic officers found two children in a car with a drink driver on a motorway.
The shocking discovery was disclosed today by Superintendent Paul McCurry, who is in charge of South Yorkshire Police’s traffic cops.
He said officers spotted a car travelling at 40mph in the outside lane and that the driver refused to move left.
The driver eventually came to a stop in the central reservation area and when tests were carried out was found to be over twice the legal drink drive limit.
Two children, aged 12 and 14, were in the car at the time.
Family members were contacted by the police and paid £260 to travel to South Yorkshire to collect the children while the driver was dealt with by officer, but when they arrived one relative was found to have been wanted by the police for over 12 months and was arrested.
Posting on Twitter, Supt McCurry said: “Officers observed a vehicle travelling in the outside lane at 40mph and refuses to move left.
“Vehicle then stops in the central reservation,
“The driver is under the influence of alcohol and is found to be well over twice the legal limit and the vehicle contains two children, 12 and 14 years of age.
“Family members have to pay for a taxi – £260 – and travel a far distance to collect the children.
“Unfortunately one of the family members who arrived in South Yorkshire has been wanted for over 12 months and was arrested.”