Police were astonished to receive a call about a dangerous drink driver – from the driver himself.
Just before midday today (Monday) police were phoned by a man who said that he was “drink driving and doesn’t know what he is doing”.
The man told the 999 call handler that he was in the Knaresborough area and that he had “had a heavy weekend”.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The Force Control Room immediately sent officers to the area.
“The call handler managed to obtain further information from the caller and officers on the ground located the man’s vehicle within 15 minutes.”
A roadside breath test was carried out and the driver blew 118 at the side of the road. The legal limit is 35.
The man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of drink driving. He currently remains in custody.