Drink driver sends thank you note to police

Police got a surprise in the mail - a thank you note from a motorist they had arrested and charged with drink-driving.

The woman motorist took the unusual step of thanking Surrey Police's traffic officers who pulled her over after a drinking session.

The motorist, aged in her late 20s, was caught behind the wheel whilst over the drink-drive limit in Tadworth.

She was arrested on December 1 and taken to a police station where she was later charged.

Today the woman penned her thanks to the officers for their caring manner after arresting her.

She said: "I was scared but they looked after me and were really caring."

Inspector Richard Mallett, from the force's Road Policing Unit, said: "It's not every day Surrey Police gets a thank you message from someone arrested for drink-driving."