A MAN has been charged with drink-driving after he was caught with a pint of Guinness next to him in his car in Co. Meath.
The motorist was stopped at a checkpoint on the R132 at Gormanstown on Wednesday night.
Gardaí found a pint glass half-filled with Guinness in the car's cup-holder and an opened eight-pack of cans on the passenger seat.
The man was arrested and charged and is due to appear before Drogheda District Court in March.
A post on Meath Crime Prevention's Facebook page said: "Man arrested at a Meath Roads Policing Checkpoint last night took drink-driving to another level.
"Pint glass found beside driver’s seat. He was arrested and later charged and will appear at Drogheda District Court. The checkpoint was on the R132 at Gormanstown."
Photos from inside the vehicle were also posted on the Facebook page.
Sergeant Ronan Farrell said the drink-driving arrest was one of the most "bizarre" he had encountered in his career.
He told the Irish Times: "Meath Roads Policing have been very active all over the county recently and have arrested a number of drunk drivers.
"There will be no let up in the level of enforcement and plans are in place to expand the unit significantly.
“Whilst roads policing members have encountered plenty of unusual incidents this one certainly ranks as one of the most bizarre."