A man has been arrested when nearly hitting a police car after drinking “six pints and two shots”.

The driver of a BMW was pulled over while giving his friend a lift home in Colne by officers after nearly hitting the police car.

He told officers that he had drank “six pints and two shots” and blew 90 on the breathalyser, over twice the allowed 35mg per 100mg air.

A spokesperson for the police said: “The driver of this BMW was stopped in Colne having nearly hit my police car head on.

“After admitting having had 'only' six pints and two shots he blew 90 and was arrested.

“He just wanted to give a mate a lift home. Ironically he is the one who will need the lifts from now on.”