A DRIVER is in police custody after being stopped by officers last night, Saturday.

The car, which was pulled over in Northwich town centre, contained four occupants who said that they were on their way back from a local barbeque with friends.

Police also breathalysed the driver, who was found to be twice the legal alcohol limit.

This comes after Cheshire Police urged to the public to stay at home this Easter weekend, except for absolutely essential journeys, to minimise the spread of coronavirus.

Superintendent Julie Westgate said: “If you have good reason to be out on the roads this weekend, please don’t be offended if one of my officers stops you.

“I hope it simply reassures you that we’re doing our bit to protect you and your NHS.

“There is no excuse for breaching the Government guidance, and we just want you to go home and stay safe, so please listen to our officers’ advice.

“If you do need to travel, please play your part in reducing the strain on the NHS by using our roads carefully and sensibly, being mindful of speed limits even though there is less traffic on the road.”