A MOTORIST has been charged by police after reportedly blowing almost three times the legal drink-drive limit.

Cheshire Police says officers in Runcorn stopped a Vauxhall car late last night, Saturday, after it was spotted on the road without lights on.

Officers followed and noticed it was speeding and swerving lanes, according to officers.

A stop was conducted and a roadside breath test produced a reading of 96 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, with the legal limit being 35.

They were subsequently arrested and charged.

The force’s Halton Lea Police team said: “Late last night, your local beat officers were patrolling in an unmarked vehicle on The Uplands and spotted a driver without their headlights on.

“The driver nearly collided with two other vehicles on the road while speeding, swerving in and out of lanes.

“Officers followed and requested a marked vehicle to conduct a safe traffic stop.

“The driver blew 96 at the roadside, was arrested and has been charged with drink-driving.

“The likely outcome is a criminal record, driving licence gone, job gone and a loss of independence.”

“We are out, even when you do not see us. We will take action to make our community safe for the public from offenders.”