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Police dog tracks down drink drive suspect

By Aidan Barlow

A suspected drink driver has been charged after he was found in the bushes of a motorway roundabout by a police sniffer dog.

Eli and his handler PC Ed Goldswain were called to junction 11 of the M20 near Hythe after a crash at 6.50pm on Sunday.

A driver had allegedly left the scene, and despite a search of the area, police officers had not been able to find him.

PC Ed Goldswain and Eli on the job. Picture courtesy of Kent Police
PC Ed Goldswain and Eli on the job. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

But Eli found a hidden track through the rough terrain, where a man was found among bushes in the motorway roundabout.

Police say 54-year-old Daniel Routhorn, of St Michael’s Road in Basingstoke, was charged with possessing class B drugs, driving without a licence or insurance, and drink driving.

He will appear before Folkestone magistrates on Wednesday, September 6.

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