Police stop drunk driver after 17 spins round roundabout

French police officers cordon the area next to newspaper Liberation's headquarters in Paris, November 18, 2013.  — Reuters pic
French police officers cordon the area next to newspaper Liberation's headquarters in Paris, November 18, 2013. — Reuters pic

BRITTANY, Jan 12 — A Frenchman who drank excessive amounts of alcohol and then drove 17 times round a roundabout said he had not heard the sirens when police finally brought him to a halt.

The dizzying drive was not the 73-year-old’s first offence of its kind, Ouest France newspaper, which reported the tale, said of the incident in Brittany, western France.

The driver’s license was confiscated, it said. — Reuters

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