Belfast Telegraph

Belfast traffic police give breath test to boat captain

By Staff Reporter

The captain of a boat in Belfast is alleged to have been found to be over the legal drink drive limit - by the PSNI Roads Policing Unit.

The PSNI was alerted by Harbour Police on Boxing Night after they suspected him of being in charge of the vessel while under the influence.

Roads Policing officers from Antrim then carried out a breath test on the captain.

A spokesperson for PSNI Road Policing said: "A new one for Roads Policing officers from Steeple, who were requested to assist officers from Belfast Harbour Police by carrying out a preliminary breath test on the master of a vessel who was suspected of being in command of a vessel while under the influence of alcohol.

"The master subsequently failed the preliminary test and was conveyed to a police station where he provided evidential samples."

The police spokesman said that he will now be taken to court accused of being over the alcohol limit.

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