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Cop orders taxi to follow drunk

A policeman managed to arrest a drink driver who refused to stop for a roadside breath test by jumping in an already occupied taxi and ordering the driver to "follow that car".

The officer had just pulled over a drunk teenager who was sitting in the patrol car doing a breath test with his colleague when the second car accelerated past at speed and refused to pull over at Wiener Neustadt south of Vienna.

The officer said: "The patrol car was in use so I stopped the taxi - told the two passengers in the back to move over and we followed the car. The man was more than a little surprised when he parked 10 minutes later and saw me climb out of the taxi."

The driver was three times over the limit, and as well as losing his licence for drink driving faces dangerous driving charges, and refusing to stop when requested to do so by a police officer.

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