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SCAFFOLDER CHARGED WITH DRINK DRIVING AFTER FERRY PASSENGERS RAISE THE ALARM

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.

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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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Lover of life
Lover of life
4 months ago

What an absolute idiot? Good on the passengers.

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
4 months ago

Alcohol should not be available onboard car ferries, neither should it be available in garage shops or motorway service stations.

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  Joe Bloggs
4 months ago

I expect the ferry’s sell booze for those that aren’t drivers, and I’ve never seen any service station on the island selling booze…..if any do name them..

Stevie
Stevie
Reply to  Letting you know
4 months ago

Sainsbury do Newport

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Letting you know
4 months ago

Fairlee service stations
Harwoods petrol station

Farage-Nigel
Farage-Nigel
Reply to  Letting you know
4 months ago

Fairlee

David Ford
David Ford
4 months ago

Strange I saw a chap drink a whole bottle of red wine when he went to his car wobbling about I phoned the police and they didn’t want to know I followed this car and he was all over the road in his bmw

Had enough
Had enough
4 months ago

A scaffolder? What a surprise.

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  Had enough
4 months ago

Stupid comment

Sunshine
Sunshine
4 months ago

Why do these idiots think it’s ok to neck alcohol, then get behind the wheel and drive?
It’s just out of control and getting worse.
They obviously haven’t got much between their ears.

Banner
Banner
4 months ago

Bet his van was overloaded also.
Just look at any scaffolders motors rear end dragging on the road.

 

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