M1 trucker arrested by Special Ops after multiple 999 calls

Special Ops Police officers have arrested a trucker whose driving on the M1 sparked a string of alarmed 999 phone calls.

The Special Ops team in an Armed Response Vehicle (ARV) were called in to the stop the HGV in Leicestershire after police received half a dozen phone calls from concerned members of the public.

Arresting officers say the driver “blew 116 at the road side” – which is more than three times the limit of 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Leicestershire Roads Policing Unit tweeted at 10.23pm tonight: “We received 6 calls from concerned members of public in relation to this HGV travelling on the M1 motorway.

“With assistance from @LPSpecialOps #ARV we got the vehicle stopped. Driver blew 116 at the road side!! ARRESTED!!”

Leicestershire Police Special Ops teams include dog units, firearms officers, drone operators and Safer Roads and Tactical Support Teams.

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