A DRIVER reportedly failed a breathalyser test after “nearly causing a collision” in Boscombe on Thursday.

Dorset Police’s ‘no excuse’ road safety team stopped a vehicle in Christchurch Road after being alerted as the driver “[pulled] out in front of a vehicle without looking near to the crescent in Boscombe, nearly causing a collision with us watching on”.

A police spokesperson said: “We stopped the vehicle to have a chat and decided to breathalyse the driver and drugwipe as the actions taken by the driver were a risk.

“The driver passed the drugwipe, but unfortunately came back as a fail on the breathalyser, claiming his last drink was the night before.

“At custody, due to medical conditions we were unable to get an instant reading on our machine, bloods were taken and these will be sent off to be tested.”

The ‘no excuse’ team added that an update would be provided when the test results are finalised.

Police added that the driver has previously spent four years in prison for a drink drive conviction.