Salford

Man wearing Halloween mask arrested for drink-drug driving a bin lorry around Salford

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Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 26th October 2022

A man has been arrested after being spotted ‘driving erratically’ in a bin lorry in Greater Manchester.

The driver was wearing a Halloween mask while behind the wheel.

He later failed tests for both drugs and alcohol.

A member of the public first reported the driver to police after noticing them driving erratically.

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Officers then found the bin waggon in Walkden and arrested the man.

When he was tested for alcohol, he provided a positive breath sample of 91 – almost three times the legal limit.

A statement from GMP said: “Thanks to a concerned member of the public who saw the vehicle being driven erratically whilst the driver wore a Halloween mask, the bin waggon was located in Walkden + the driver detained.

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“He would provide a positive breath sample of 91!! Also failed drugs test #arrested #fatal4.”

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The unusual incident has attracted a lot of attention since GMP shared the update on Twitter.

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One person said: “I can’t believe this isn’t satire!”

Another commented: “Drunk & drug driving. A bin wagon. In a Halloween mask. I can’t even.”

Featured image: GMP