Police bodycam footage has captured the moment a drink driver was found asleep at the wheel in the middle of a dual carriageway.  

Cambridgeshire Police released the video where an officer says to the stirring driver: “You're parked and you're rested... in the middle of a dual carriageway...

"...You’re in the middle of the road, this isn’t a layby. 

“You’re in the middle of the road, and this is a junction and you’ve just stopped here...? 

“... We’re going to ask you provide a sample of breath for a roadside breath test.” 

Police were on patrol at about 4:15am on January 28 when they came across the driver, Emmanuel Osei, asleep in his Mercedes C220. 

The exact location of where he was found has not been revealed, only that this was along the A1307 at Godmanchester. 

It was initially thought the vehicle had broken down but officers pulled over to find the 34-year-old asleep with his seatbelt on and the engine running.    

Osei, of Maple Drive, Huntingdon, blew 47 in a roadside breath test when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath. 

He went on to give an evidential reading of 42 in custody. 

 At Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on January 29, Osei was disqualified from driving for three years and six months after pleading guilty to drink driving.  

He must also carry out 120 hours unpaid work within the next year. 

PC Neil Game, from the road policing team, said: “Osei put himself and other road users at huge risk, not only by drink driving, but also stopping for a rest on a dual carriageway.  

“There is absolutely no excuse for drink driving and if you are tired you should pull over in a layby or at a service station to take a break.”  

Members of the public can use the confidential hotline to report anyone suspected of drink or drug driving on 0800 032 0845.