A MAN in Heybridge has been arrested on suspicion of driving while over the prescribed alcohol limit - after reversing in to an unmarked police car.

The 21-year-old man was arrested last night (November 23) after a member of public alerted Essex Police to a "potential drink driver".

The young man was arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle on a road whilst over the prescribed limit for alcohol.

He had reversed into an unmarked police car and blew 48 at the roadside - the legal limit is 35.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "This male will spend some considerable time in police custody ‘sobering up’, before he is released with a date in front of the magistrates pending.

"Without this report from the public we would not have been able to take this person off the road tonight and we thank them again for their call.

"If you know of someone regularly driving under the influence of drink or drugs, call us on 999 if the crime is taking place at that time or 101 when not an emergency.

"As always you can report anonymously via crimestoppers."