A MAN from Garelochhead has been charged with an alleged drink driving offence and possession of a bladed weapon after being pulled over by police near Helensburgh.

The driver of a black Audi A3 was stopped by officers on the A814 in Shandon just after 7am on Sunday, February 9.

A strong smell of alcohol was reportedly detected from the man, a 39-year-old, and he allegedly failed a roadside breath test before being arrested and taken to Clydebank police office.

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Once within the station, a standard search of the male allegedly resulted in the recovery of a locking knife.

Two further breath samples were provided which are said to have confirmed the level of alcohol in the man’s system was over the limit.

He was charged with alleged drink driving and alleged possession of a bladed weapon before being released to appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Wednesday, March 4.

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