COSTA DEL SOL NEWS: Lorry driver in Marbella was six times the drink drive limit

BREATH TEST:Lorry driver was six times the limit. Photo: Shutterstock

THE driver of a large tanker lorry who was spotted zig-zagging across the A-7 motorway in Marbella on Spain’s Costa del Sol was six times over the drink drive limit.

Guardia Civil say he was putting other road users “at great risk” and had several narrow escapes. He swerved from one lane to another and repeatedly hit the central barrier. When they tried to flag him down, he ignored their instructions, officers say.

Once the agents managed to intercept and stop the truck at Puerto Banus, the driver was tested for alcohol giving a result of 0.97 mg/l of alcohol in exhaled air, six times the rate allowed for a professional driver (0.15 mg/l).

The lorry driver’s reckless driving caused hold-ups of about seven kilometres on the A-7 dual carriageway, in the direction of Cadiz. The 46-year-old driver has been charged with driving under the influence.

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