Man arrested ‘drink driving’ wrong way on A228 in Kent

A man has been arrested after driving the wrong way down a dual carriageway in north Kent, straight towards a police car.

The driver told officers he hadn’t had any alcohol, but police said a breathalyser showed he was two times over the drink drive limit.

Kent Police tweeted out about the incident, which happened on the A228 Wainscott Bypass on Sunday, January 24, at around 4:15am.

The police force expressed their shock at finding the Ford Focus driving the wrong way down the road, calling it “unbelievable.”

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A man from Gravesend, aged 47, was arrested on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol, and remains in custody.

It was the Medway division’s second arrest of the night after a driver in Cliffe crashed into a bush.

Police said the Volvo spotted police and decided to shoot off at speed.

The driver “overshot the junction and collided with a grass verge.”

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The driver was arrested after he was located with a quantity of cannabis and cocaine, as well as having no insurance and failing a roadside drug test.

In Dartford on Sunday night, another two suspects were arrested after multiple units from Kent Police Tactical Operations pulled over a car.

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The vehicle had been stolen in a burglary in Lewisham earlier in the week.

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