Officers were alerted by a young woman and a van driver who were concerned about the behaviour of a man driving a Renault Clio in the Coop car park in Crosshills, at around 8pm on Wednesday 24 April 2013.
Police attended the scene and stopped the vehicle on nearby Beech Street. The driver, a 40-year-old man from Keighley, provided a positive roadside breath test and was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.
He was later charged with the offence and is due to appear at Skipton Magistrates’ Court on Friday 17 May 2013.
PC Andrew Middlemiss, of Skipton police, said:
I would like to thank the young woman and the man driving the van who helped bring this incident to our attention.
Their actions led to us arresting a suspected drink driver and may well have prevented an accident from occurring.
Drink driving is a serious offence and it is very pleasing that the public recognise this and are providing information which is helping us to tackle the issue.
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If you would like to report someone suspected of drink driving, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 1 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.
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