Motorist (50) charged with drink driving on A16 in Spalding

An arrest was made on the A16 in Spalding as part of Lincolnshire Police's Operation Blackwater drink driving campaign.
An arrest was made on the A16 in Spalding as part of Lincolnshire Police's Operation Blackwater drink driving campaign.

A 50-year-old man has been charged with driving while being more than twice over the legal alcohol level limit.

Vladimirs Spiridonovs is due to appear before Boston magistrates on New Year’s Eve after he was arrested by police while driving on the A16 in Spalding last Friday.

It is alleged that Spiridonovs was driving while having an alcohol level of 77 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath, when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

It’s one of 16 arrests made so far this month as part of Operation Blackwater, a partnership between police and the public to catch motorists drink driving in Lincolnshire.

People can text the word “DRINK” to 80800, followed by details of the vehicle, when and where they suspect drink driving may take place or call 999.

Police are also carrying out morning, late afternoon and night-time road checks across the county.