Man arrested for drink driving at a job interview with police force

Warning: Never drive while over the limit and risk losing your licence. © File Photo
Warning: Never drive while over the limit and risk losing your licence. © File Photo

A job seeker was arrested for drink-driving after arriving intoxicated for a job interview with the local police force.

The job was for an IT management position within Greater Manchester Police but the unfortunate candidate ended up in court after the interview panel smelt alcohol off his breath. 

The GMP interviewer said: “I asked if he had any trouble in finding us, as soon as he began to speak I could smell something on his breath which I was thought was stale alcohol.

“He mentioned that he did have a little trouble in finding somewhere to park, which immediately raised concerns".

“I didn’t want the man returning to his vehicle, given the obvious smell of alcohol. I couldn’t live with myself if there had been a collision and someone ended up seriously hurt", the interviewer added.

The man, who admitted to drinking the previous night was breathalysed, charged and subsequently disqualified from holding a driving licence for one year.

Inspector Tony Allt, of GMP’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “Although the circumstances surrounding this particular incident are unusual, this case highlights the fact that there are a number of motorists who think they are fine to drive after drinking the night before.

“There are a number of factors that can determine how alcohol is absorbed and processed in the body, but for the individual in this case to give a reading of 46 micrograms, remembering that the legal limit is 35, clearly shows that a significant amount of drink must have been consumed the previous evening.

If in doubt of your alcohol level, seek alternative travel arrangements. Never drive while over the limit and risk losing your licence, livelihood or possibly your or someone else’s life. Always make it none for the road.”

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