Two wheel drive! Shocked police spot ‘drunk’ white van man driving on motorway with just TWO tyres for at least ten miles
- Laurie Alan Rosser, 42, of Gorseinon, arrested for ‘being double the alcohol limit’
- The vehicle was pulled over between junctions 46 and 47 of the M4 in Wales
- White van driver Mr Rosser is due to appear at Magistrates’ court on Wednesday
A white van man has been arrested after allegedly drink driving on a motorway for at least 10 miles with just two tyres attached.
Shocked police in Swansea, South Wales, pulled over Laurie Alan Rosser, 42, of Gorseinon, at 2am to find both a back and front tyre missing on one side of his vehicle.
The van was seized after it was spotted on the M4.
Mr Rosser was arrested at the scene after allegedly being double the legal alcohol limit.
Police officers were praised for their ‘tyreless efforts’ by other drivers on social media.
A spokesman for South Wales Police said: ‘Shortly before 2am on Sunday, June 26, South Wales Police officers stopped a van which was travelling along the M4 between junctions 46 and 47.
‘A 42-year-old man was arrested at the scene.
Shocked police in Swansea, South Wales, pulled over the driver at 2am to find both a back and front tyre missing on one side of the vehicle (pictured)
The van was seized after it was spotted and pulled over between junctions 46 and 47 on the M4 (pictured)
‘Laurie Alan Rosser, 42, from Gorseinon has been charged with driving a motor vehicle while above the legal alcohol limit.
‘He has been released on police bail and will appear before Swansea Magistrates Court on Wednesday, July 13.’
It comes after a mother drove four times over the legal alcohol limit to take her seven-year-old son 25 miles to the beach in North Wales.
A court last month heard how Sadie Smith, 47, was spotted at a McDonalds drive-thru stumbling around and ‘slurring her words.’
A court was told Smith had set off to find a beach with her son in her Saab Index after spending the night drinking.
Dashcam footage captured her driving erratically – before she ploughed over a roundabout and onto a grass verge.
The footage shows she narrowly missed smashing into a road sign as she attempted to drive from Meols, Wirral, to Flint, North Wales.
Prosecutor Helen Tench said a worried witness called police at midday on March 19 when they saw her car swerving on the road.
Sadie Smith, of Meols, Wirral, pictured, was banned from driving for three years, handed a 12-month community order and ordered to complete 300 hours of unpaid work after she admitted drink driving at Wrexham Magistrates’ Court
Smith, who cried as she watched the footage in court, was arrested after being found at the McDonald’s restaurant at Flint Retail Park.
Magistrates in Wrexham heard she gave a breath reading of 139 – the legal limit is 35.
The court heard Smith had been been drinking the night before and had had some alcohol in the hours before she set off.
Defending Stephen Edwards said it had been ‘a real wake up call’ for Smith who had been using alcohol ‘as a crutch’ to deal with issues.
Smith crashed her Saab convertible into a road sign after she missed the turning for Flint, North Wales
The court heard she accepted that ‘in trying to do something nice for her son’ she was ‘putting lives at risk’.
Ms Flavell said Smith has ‘found it difficult to ask for help’ but is now seeking support within her community.
The court also heard how the charge led to Smith losing her 23-year career.
Smith, of Meols, Wirral, was handed a 12-month community order and must complete unpaid work for 300 hours.