Alarmed motorists didn’t hesitate to alert the emergency services after they witnessed a lorry being driven erratically on the A-92M in Malaga province.
When Guardia Civil traffic officers pulled over the articulated heavy goods vehicle they suspected the driver had been drinking alcohol and gave him a breathalyser test.
The test was positive with a result in exhaled air of 0.81 mg/l, that is five times the maximum level of alcohol allowed for professional drivers (0.15mg/l).
The lorry driver has been reported for an alleged crime of reckless driving and another for driving under the influence of alcohol, and could face a court in Antequera..
The Guardia Civil has reminderd motorists that such crimes carry penalties ranging from six months to two years in prison and a driving ban from one to six years.