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Hi-tech car alerts Craigavon police to drunk driver

PSNI Craigavon post on Facebook Image copyright PSNI Craigavon
Image caption The post was put up on Facebook on Sunday morning

The hi-tech features of a car helped alert police to a drunk driver in County Antrim.

When the driver crashed on Saturday evening in Aghalee, his Ford Fiesta alerted police to the accident.

"Some cars these days are pretty clever," said a PSNI Craigavon Facebook post.

"Did you know that some can even phone police automatically to let us know you've crashed?! That's a really good safely feature."

'At least your car hasn't touted on you!'

The post added that it was a "really bad feature to have if you're a drunk driver".

"That's right, you're picking this up correctly - a CAR phoned us to let us know about a crash last night when it turned out the driver was drunk," said the police message.

"You think you're having a rough weekend? At least your car hasn't touted on you!"

The driver was one of a number who were arrested in the area for drink-driving during the weekend, police said.

Anyone who suspects someone is drink-driving should contact police, they added.