Faulty headlamp leads to arrest of banned Doncaster BMW after failed breath test

A banned driver got more than he bargained for when police in Doncaster stopped him for a faulty headlight on his car.

By Darren Burke
Friday, 1st April 2022, 8:36 am

Officers from Doncaster Central Neighbourhood Policing Team stopped the BMW 1 series on Balby Road – but the initial stop led to police uncovering a series of driving offences.

A spokesman said: “It's strange how often dealing with one offence leads to us finding another.

"This BMW 1 series was seen on Balby Road with a faulty headlight, normally something we would just have a quick word about.

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Police stopped the BMW on Balby Road.

"Sadly for this driver, he was already banned from driving, and then failed a roadside breath test.

"He has been arrested and will be processed in a few hours when he is back under the limit.

"The car has been seized and is off to the compound.”

Anyone with information about driving crime in Doncaster can contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.