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Lancashire Police arrest taxi driver during Burnley drink-drive operation

Updated: Jan 3

Image credit: Lancashire Roads Police

Lancashire Police have reported the arrest of a taxi driver for drink-driving in Burnley.

The arrest was part of a targeted operation by Team 5 of the Road Police Unit (RPU), focusing on curbing drink and drug driving in the area.

A spokesperson for the Lancashire Police Roads division took to social media to disclose the results of the checks conducted by officers. The statement revealed that while the majority of drivers tested showed no signs of alcohol consumption, a taxi driver was found to exceed the legal alcohol limit. The driver provided a sample showing an alcohol level of 56, significantly over the legal limit of 35, and was subsequently arrested.

This incident is particularly concerning given the responsibility taxi drivers have for the safety of their passengers and other road users.

A Lancashire Police Roads spokesperson said on social media: “Team 5 RPU (Road Police Unit) Officers have been conducting drink/drug drive checks on Colne Road Burnley.

“99% blew zero but surprisingly a Taxi driver provided a positive sample of 56 against the legal limit of 35 and was duly arrested.”


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