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Toddler 'breathalysed' by joking police in Cheshire

toddler being breathalysed Image copyright Cheshire Police
Image caption Playing along, the officers pretended to take a breath test

An underage motorist who was stopped by police for her erratic driving was let off - even though she had consumed "a couple of bottles" and had no licence, insurance or MOT.

Fortunately the "young offender" was a nosy toddler who had trundled up to officers in her pink plastic car to see what was going on.

The officers had been trying to seize a genuinely uninsured vehicle at the time in Runcorn, Cheshire.

Playing along, the officers pretended to take a breath test from the girl after asking her parents if she had been drinking that morning.

"She's had a couple of bottles," they quipped.

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: "Thankfully, the tot's reading was clear and she was free to go."

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