Man who ‘refused breathalyser test’ after driving on beach near Blackpool’s North Pier arrested

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A man who was caught driving on the beach near North Pier has been arrested “on suspicion of failing to provide a breath test”.

 

A black Volkswagen Golf was spotted driving on the beach near North Pier at around 6.45am today (August 27).

Officers attended and a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of failing to provide a breath test.

“He is currently in custody,” a spokesman for Lancashire Police said.

A black Volkswagen Golf became stuck after it was spotted driving on the beach near North Pier. (Credit: Paul Starr)

A black Volkswagen Golf became stuck after it was spotted driving on the beach near North Pier. (Credit: Paul Starr)

Pictures taken by residents show the car’s front tyres had sunk into the sand, causing it to become stuck.

A recovery crew was called to the scene and the vehicle has since been recovered with the help of a tractor.

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Pictures taken by residents show the car's front tyres had sunk into the sand. (Photo by Paul Starr)
Pictures taken by residents show the car’s front tyres had sunk into the sand. (Photo by Paul Starr)
A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of failing to provide a breath test. (Credit: Matt Leslie Consadine)
A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of failing to provide a breath test. (Credit: Matt Leslie Consadine)