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A drink-driver who fell asleep in his car on a dual carriageway has been sentenced.

Police were on patrol at about 4.15am on 28 January when they found Emmanuel Osei in his Mercedes C220 on the A1307 at Godmanchester.

At first, the officers thought the vehicle had broken down, but when they pulled over they found the 34-year-old asleep with his seatbelt on and the engine running.

Osei, of Maple Drive, Huntingdon, blew 47mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath at the roadside, over the legal limit of 35 mcg and went on to give an evidential reading of 42mcg in custody.

At Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday (29 January), Osei was disqualified from driving for three years and six months after pleading guilty to drink driving. He must also carry out 120 hours unpaid work within the next year.

PC Neil Game, from the road policing team, said: “Osei put himself and other road users at huge risk, not only by drink driving, but also stopping for a rest on a dual carriageway.

“There is absolutely no excuse for drink-driving and if you are tired you should pull over in a layby or at a service station to take a break.”

Members of the public can use the confidential hotline to report anyone suspected of drink or drug driving on 0800 032 0845.



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