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Last Updated: Wednesday, 9 May 2007, 04:19 GMT 05:19 UK
Drunk German fails driving test
German police van
The driver arrived on the doorstep of German police
A German man's attempt to take his driving test while drunk came to an abrupt end when his examiner directed him to a police station.

The man arrived for his test in the western town of Bendorf at 0830 on Tuesday morning, reeking of alcohol.

The examiner questioned the 27-year-old man but he denied having touched a drop, so the test commenced as usual.

But he found himself in the yard of a police station after the examiner decided he was driving erratically.

"His driving was rather bad," a spokesman for local police told Reuters.

"So the examiner directed him to towards the police station without him noticing."

"Once there, he had to get out and take an alcohol test, which revealed he was well over the limit."

The man was charged with being three times over the legal alcohol limit for driving.

"Needless to say, the driving test was at an end," said a statement by Rhineland Pfalz police.

"It will be difficult for the young man to acquire a driving licence for a few years."


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