Driver arrested by police was so drunk he didn't realise he had lost a tyre

Police stopped a driver who was so drunk he didn't realise the car he was in had no tyre. (SWNS)

Police have shared the astonishing sight they found when they arrested a drunk driver - who seems not to have noticed that he was missing a tyre.

Special constables from South Yorkshire Police arrested the driver after finding a badly damaged Peugeot in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, on Saturday night.

Listing the catalogue of offences the driver allegedly committed, the most shocking was that apparently he was so drunk he had failed to realise he was driving without a tyre on one wheel.

Sharing details of the arrest on Twitter, they wrote: "Specials from Rotherham found this Peugeot tonight and arrested its driver for an expired license, no insurance, leaving an RTC [road traffic collision], not showing up to court and last but by no means least, for driving whilst so incredibly drunk he failed to realise he was missing a tyre."

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The penalties for drink driving include potential prison sentences, a driving ban and fines.

According to the government website, being in charge of a vehicle while above the legal limit or unfit through drink could lead to three months’ imprisonment, up to £2,500 fine and a possible ban, while driving or attempting to drive while above the legal limit or unfit through drink can incur six months in prison, an unlimited fine and a ban.

Causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink carries possible sentences of up to 14 years’ imprisonment, an unlimited fine, a driving ban, and an extended driving test before you can get your licence back.

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