Two men allegedly two times over the legal drink drive limit were a learner and his supervisor, police said.
Officers tracked down learner Lucas Herliczka, 39, in a Vauxhall Corsa after police were called about a road traffic incident. He was arrested with his ‘acquaintance’ who was supervising in Southampton. The legal limit is 35mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The two men were twice the legal limit, police say.
Herliczka was charged with drink-driving on the Southampton road and will appear before Southampton Magistrates’ Court on 13 October. The passenger who was with him, a 32-year-old man from Oxfordshire, was later released with no further action.
Learner drivers can be supervised by someone at least 21 years old who holds a driving licence for three years or more – but on the rather sensible condition they are not under the influence of drink or drugs.
Hampshire Constabulary was unable to explain why the second man was released without charge.