A man has appeared in court after being charged with drink and dangerous driving on a major road.

Essex Police confirmed today (October 25) that Anosh Ali, 29, of Hartington Road, Southampton, appeared at Southend Magistrates' Court on Monday (October 23).

He will next appear at the same court on June 28 in 2024.

The force had received a report on October 10 of a car driving dangerously on the A12 while on patrol in Brentwood.

Two occupants of the vehicle were arrested after police stopped it.

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Ali was later charged with driving a vehicle dangerously and driving a vehicle over the alcohol limit.

A woman, 31, was also arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through alcohol, and obstruction of a police officer.

Essex Police's roads policing unit made the arrests.

Between January 1 and August 31 this year, 1,701 motorists were stopped on suspicion of drug driving, drink driving and failing to provide a specimen, according to Essex Police.