Woman arrested for drink driving whilst tracking lost phone to outside taxi driver’s address


A woman was arrested after tracking her lost phone to the address of a taxi driver in Watford, whilst being double the drink drive limit and having no insurance or driving licence.


According to Hertfordshire Police sources, the woman travelled to the beleaguered cabbie's house with a passenger from London after digitally tracking the Apple iPhone she left in the back of a taxi earlier that evening.

Officers were called to the cab driver’s house at 3am in West Watford after reports of a ‘suspicious’ vehicle. Officers spoke to the driver and passenger of the car to find out they had tracked the lost phone.


After further inspection officers found the owner of the lost phone to be exceeding the drink drive limit by double the legal amount, whilst also driving with no insurance and no driving licence. The woman was arrested by police officers and the vehicle seized.


The phone was however located on the back seats of the taxi and returned to its owner.


Hertfordshire’s Watford Police wrote via social media: “Officers were called to West Watford this morning to reports of a suspicious vehicle.

“Officers arrived and spoke to the driver and passenger. The driver stated she had left her iPhone in a taxi earlier in the evening and had tracked it back to an address where the taxi driver lived.


“She believed driving to the address at 3am to collect her iPhone was a good idea......

However the she failed to realise she was double the drink drive limit and had no insurance or driving licence.


“The vehicle she drove was seized, driver arrested and passenger had a rather long walk home into London. On the plus note, the iPhone was located on the back seat of the taxi and returned.


“Don’t drink and drive, it’s simple.”


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