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Man Records One Of The Highest Drunk Driver Readings In UK History

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Man Records One Of The Highest Drunk Driver Readings In UK History

A man in Northern Ireland has recorded one of the highest drunk driver readings in UK history.

During the early hours of Sunday morning (28 March), police spotted the car 'weaving like a snake' on Tobermore Road, Magherafelt, Londonderry.

When officers breathalysed the driver, the device was unable to take a reading because his blood alcohol concentration was too high.

Back in the station he eventually blew 180 - more than five times the legal limit.

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Police have condemned the driver. Credit: Police Mid Ulster
Police have condemned the driver. Credit: Police Mid Ulster

Mid Ulster Police slammed the driver in a Facebook post, describing him as a 'wannabe killer'.

The post read: "A real sense of anger here tonight, we have just recorded one of the highest ever drunk driver readings in Northern Ireland and indeed the UK.

"The breathalyser couldn't register a reading when he was tested in the car because it was so high (they have a limit of 220) and when tested in custody after being taken to the station and booked in, he blew 180 on the evidential machine. The limit is 35.

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"Crews caught this wannabee killer on the Tobermore Road weaving like a snake, he ended up in an innocent person's garden.

"It's a miracle that we don't have officers calling at someone's house tonight, to deliver a death message to a family of a loved one who has been mowed down and killed. Not that the drunk at the wheel of this car seemed to care in the slightest, he was so out of it he'd no concept of what was going on."

The post continued: "Meanwhile his passenger could barely contain herself as she roared with laughter like it was all some big joke and wanted to know how she was going to get home.

"An altogether pathetic display from the both of them. 'One hundred and eiiiighttyyyy' might sound great at the darts, not going to be so funny when it's being read out to the Judge. Wise up."

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Well, they got told - and rightly so.

Meanwhile in England, police sarcastically thanked a drunk driver for 'handing themselves in' - by crashing right outside the station.


The motorist was detained during the early hours of Saturday (27 March) morning, having smashed through a railing by the entrance to Northwich Police Station in Cheshire.

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The driver was breathalysed and found to be over the drink drive limit.

On Twitter, the force said: "If you do drink and drive, please be so kind to hand yourselves in like this chap. The driver was arrested in the early hours and later provided two positive samples of breath."

Featured Image Credit: Police Mid Ulster

Topics: Police, UK News, crime

Jake Massey
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