34-year-old Daniel McArthur has been charged with drink driving after being caught behind the wheel by Police at just before 10:30 this morning (Monday).
Mr McArthur, of Bailey Close, Ryde, was stopped by the Hampshire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Team on Lugley Street, Newport at 10:24.
Officers pulled over a red Ford Focus and ordered a roadside breath test to be carried out by the driver. Daniel McArthur failed the test and was arrested on the spot before being taken to Newport Police Station.
McArthur has since been charged with drink driving – driving whilst over the prescribed limit of alcohol – and will appear before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on 17th December.
The arrest comes on the second day of Operation Holly – the force’s annual Christmas crackdown on drink and drug drivers.
The public are encouraged to report drink and drug drivers with as much information and detail as possible so they can be targeted. If you know someone who drink or drug drives you can report them via 101 or via CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.
DON’T DRINK OR DRUG DRIVE – IT’S NOT WORTH THE RISK