Thank you to the members of the public who reported what they believed to be a drink driver on the A1 on the morning of Friday 17 December.

The incident happened on the A1 (M) Northbound at junction 49 Dishforth near Thirsk at around 8.15am, when North Yorkshire Police received reports of a driver “all over the road”.

That same driver then crashed into the central reservation and spun to end up facing oncoming traffic.

Officers found the driver to be almost three time over the legal limit when we breathalysed at his at the Roadside.

The driver, a man aged 38 from Sunderland, was arrested at the scene and has been charged with Drink Driving.

North Yorkshire Police wants you to live, so we will not stop in our efforts to take drivers who take such serious risks off the roads.

Officers patrol North Yorkshire’s Roads 24/7, 365 days of the year and they are trained to spot the tell-tale signs of drink and drug driving.

Please report anyone you suspect of Drink Driving to us by dialling 101 – or 999 if someone is about to get behind the wheel of a car after a drink.