Lorry driver arrested for drink driving

A lorry driver has been charged with drink driving after being stopped on the A1 near Dishforth.

The 64-year-old, from Elland, near Halifax,  was stopped on the southbound carriageway at around 10am on August 4.

The arrest came after police received information from members of the public that they suspected the driver of a truck had been drinking and was heading south on the A1 from Scotch Corner.

Offices intercepted the truck near Dishforth and the driver was arrested after providing a positive reading on a roadside breath test.

He is due to appear at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court on August 21.