A HELENSBURGH man was arrested by police on suspicion of driving while drunk earlier this month.

Officers on patrol near the town’s Tesco Express store reportedly noticed a vehicle being driven with no lights on at around 9.25pm on Thursday, February 4.

Police stopped the vehicle to ensure all was in order, and are understood to have identified the driver as a 42-year-old man from Stuckleckie Road in the town.

Officers reportedly detected a smell of alcohol from the driver and asked him to provide a breath sample, but he allegedly refused to do so.

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He was then arrested and taken to Clydebank police office for interview.

Breath samples were provided at the police station which allegedly found the man was more than three times the legal alcohol limit, which is 22 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The man was charged with driving while drunk and with refusing to provide a breath sample to police.

He was later released when sober, and is due to appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court at a later date in connection with the incident.

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