Michael Camp had wet himself and was found to be three-and-a-half times over the limit when he was pulled over by police.
They had spotted his car weaving down a road in Spalding, Lincolnshire, in November 2015.
He was taken to a police station for a second breath test, but was unsteady on his feet and collapsed while trying four times to blow into an intoximeter machine, meaning he couldn’t give a sample.Cue 'OUTRAGE' at the lenient, ineffectual court system!
District Judge Peter Veits had decided at Lincoln magistrates’ court that his drunken state was a ‘reasonable excuse’ for his failure.
He was allowed to carry on driving because the judge said he had not ‘wilfully’ refused to co-operate.Disgraceful! Outrageous! These soft judges who....
Wait. Hang on. I've seen 'Police Interceptors'. I know what you're supposed to do when you can't get a breath sample.
Rules state that police can request urine or blood samples if the breath test device is not available or is not working correctly or if the driver is medically unable to give a breath test.
It is not known why one was not taken in this case.Hmmm, let me guess. Sheer incompetence?
...an appeal, costing thousands, is now under way.It should be taken out of the wages of the idiots who didn't follow procedure!