Unwise Tadcaster driver hides in Nativity scene after drunken crash

Image supplied by North Yorks Police RPG
Image supplied by North Yorks Police RPG

A drunk driver who crashed his car in Tadcaster attempted to get away in a manger from police by hiding in a nearby Nativity scene.

The 55-year-old man was travelling on Leeds Road at around 2.40am on Saturday, December 12, when he crashed his Mini into a pedestrian island.

The nativity scene the driver hid in - image supplied by North Yorks Police RPG

The nativity scene the driver hid in - image supplied by North Yorks Police RPG

However, the driver then proved he wasn't the wisest of men as he tried to evade police by hiding behind a bale of hay and model of the baby Jesus in a nearby Nativity scene.

His disappearing trick ultimately proved unsuccessful as police located the driver and he was then arrested for failing a roadside breath test.

The driver provided a sample in custody above the legal limit and has now been charged to court.

North Yorks Police RPG tweeted a picture of the crash on Saturday with hundreds of tickled users replying with their own take on the Christmas crime.

Even Sgt Paul Cording got in on the act and tweeted back: 'Gold star to my @NYorksRPG colleagues as one "myrrh" drink driver with no (frankin)"cense" is taken off the road.'