Farmworker charged with drink-driving on pizza run

A farmworker has been charged with drink-driving after taking his tractor to a town centre to buy pizza.

Luke Cockburn, 26, was arrested in Carlisle, Cumbria, after he drove a green Fendt tractor into the town centre to get a late-night takeaway.

Officers from Cumbria Roads Police team tweeted a picture of the tractor in the city centre, which has been retweeted hundreds of times.

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A spokesman for Cumbria Police said in a statement: “Luke Cockburn, aged 26, of Orchard House, Moorhouse, was charged with driving a motor vehicle with alcohol level above limit.

“He is scheduled to appear before North Cumbria Magistrates’ Court on 30 January 2018.  “He was arrested in the early hours of Christmas Eve on suspicion of driving his vehicle, a green tractor, while under the influence of alcohol in Carlisle city centre.”

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