A 25-year-old scaffolder from London, who was travelling to the mainland from the Isle of Wight, has been charged with drink driving after savvy Red Funnel passengers alerted Police yesterday evening (Friday).
Officers from Hampshire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit have praised the actions of concerned members of the public on board the 17:00 Red Funnel ferry travelling from East Cowes to Southampton.
The driver of the Iveco scaffolding lorry was spotted drinking alcohol on board – enough to spark concern.
Police managed to stop the vehicle on High Street – just around the corner from the terminal in Southampton – where a positive roadside breath test was provided.
25-year-old Adam Barker, of St James Way in Sidcup, London has now been charged with driving when alcohol level above limit.
He has been bailed to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court on 17th February 2022.
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