Man with van full of chickens arrested for drink driving on A1

The man's van was full of chickens. Photo: North Yorkshire Police

A man has been charged with drink driving after being stopped by police in a van full of chickens on the A1(M).

Roads Policing Group officers on patrol stopped a white Mercedes Sprinter van near Bramham, south of Wetherby, at about 2pm on Friday 28 July.

The driver, a 63-year-old man from Durham, failed a roadside breath test and was arrested.

His van contained several live chickens.

Officers arranged for them to be looked after in temporary accommodation.

The driver was subsequently charged with drink driving, and will appear at York Magistrates Court on 17 August 2017.