AN ALLEGED drink driver with no licence or insurance was arrested in Helensburgh.

A grey Volkswagen Polo was pulled over on South King Street shortly after midnight on Tuesday, August 25 after initially failing to stop for officers and driving erratically at speeds in excess of the limit.

A smell of alcohol was reportedly detected from the driver, a 30-year-old man from Govan, and a subsequent sample of breath confirmed he was over the legal limit.

The driver was arrested for alleged drink driving while the front seat passenger, a 32-year-old male from Rutherglen, who confirmed he was the owner of the vehicle, was also arrested after allegedly being observed placing a Stanley knife into the car’s glovebox as officers approached.

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Police say a further male passenger was also arrested on warrant.

After being taken to Clydebank police office, the 30-year-old driver was charged with drink driving, dangerous driving, having no insurance or licence and failing to stop for police officers.

The 32-year-old passenger was charged with possession of an offensive weapon and causing and permitting a person to drive without a licence or insurance.

Both men will appear at court on December 16.

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