Drink-driver in Cambridgeshire was nearly four times limit and could barely stand
A man so drunk he could barely stand was caught behind the wheel of his car facing oncoming traffic in Cambridgeshire.
Daniel Routh, 50, was nearly four times the drink-drive limit and had empty vodka bottles in his black Lexus when police officers spotted him sitting in his car on Edison Bell Way in Huntingdon, just after 2pm on August 16.
Routh, of St Peter’s Road, St Albans, was too intoxicated to be able to provide a breath sample at the roadside.
He was arrested and taken into custody where at 3.45pm he blew 131 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - almost four times the legal limit of 35mcg..
Cambridge magistrates gave Routh a 12-month community order and ordered him to carry out 120 hours unpaid work after he pleaded guilty to drink driving. He was disqualified from driving for two years and eight months.
PC Alan Stanford, from the road policing team, said: “Routh was so intoxicated that he was barely able to stand or hold a conversation, let alone drive a car.
“There is absolutely no excuse for drink-driving. It puts the lives of other road users at risk.
“This sentence now means he’ll be off the road for some time, and we hope he reflects on the seriousness of his actions and gets the help and support he needs."
Drink and drug driving can be reported through the police’s dedicated, confidential hotline 0800 032 0845, which is available 24 hours a day.