Police have issued a warning following reports of an increase in drunk driving incidents following last night’s England game.
To reach the quarterfinals of the European Championship on Tuesday evening, the three lions stopped beating Germany 2-0 in Wembley.
The pubs and bars were extremely busy with the game, which started early at 5pm, while others gathered at home to watch the action.
However, the police are saddened that as a result of several ‘tragic’ incidents, people were arrested for driving in the hours after the game.
In a post this morning, Northwest Motorway Police said: “Good morning people, what a result for England fans!
“Unfortunately, since then, there have been several arrests for alcoholism.
“Patrols are now over and actively stop checking drivers to make sure no one is intoxicated yet while there is only one thing that bothers you.”
The GMP’s Trafford South Division said: “Think before you get behind the wheel this morning.
“Are you drinking last night?”
“Can you still cross the line?
“Alcohol takes longer than you think to give up your system completely. If in doubt, don’t risk it – the consequences can be fatal.”
Police teams shared details of several drunk drive incidents on their social media pages last night and this morning.
A driver is called Five times more than the legal limit Roadside after stopping in the wagon.
Officers said he pulled over on Scott Lane because of his “driving style.”
GMP Wagon West said on Twitter, “How can anyone think it is acceptable to go behind the wheel in such a situation.”
“Of course, one life saved this evening,” he added.
On M60, a driver was taken to hospital after his car Ring Road clock struck some trees Between Ashton and Denton in Temante.
Northwest Motorway Police said its roadside breathing test “exceeded the limit of the machine.”
He was taken to hospital but escaped with “minor injuries”.
A spokesman said he had been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and that officers investigating the incident were now awaiting the results of blood samples.
GMP Trafford North said a driver was initially caught on their patch after being pulled over at high speed.
He said: “Last night, traffic officers stopped the XT54 at Orston in the 30mhh zone to drive at 43mph.
“It turned out that the driver was uninsured and unlicensed!
“Roadside breathing test was also taken on the result of 48! The driver was arrested on all charges.”