A LORRY driver pulled over on the M5 in Somerset was more than three times the drink drive limit, according to police.

Avon and Somerset Police were alerted to the vehicle being driven in an "erratic" manner on the motorway.

After pulling over the lorry near Sedgemoor Services, Special Constables from the force's roads policing unit breathalysed the driver, a foreign national.

In a social media post, a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police Special Constables said the driver blew 132 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

The driver was arrested and took a second breath test, which gave a reading of 123, according to the spokesperson.

The social media post said: "Foreign national HGV driver stopped on M5 near Sedgemoor services by double crewed RPU Specials after reports of erratic driving - blew 132 at road side, 123 in custody (legal limit = 35)."