POLICE in Westhoughton found a driver 'slumped at the wheel' in Bolton last night.

And after traffic officers arrived at the scene in Great Bank Road, Westhoughton, they soon discovered why.

The man recorded an alcohol level of 276 at the roadside, police said.

In England, there are several ways for someone's alcohol levels to be measured.

The alcohol limit for drivers is 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath, or 107 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine.

The man was subsequently taken to hospital and arrested

The incident was reported on Greater Manchester Police's Traffic site.

A spokesman said: "Assisted divisional officers with reports of a male slumped at the wheel on Great Bank Road, Westhoughton.

"Male blew 276 at the roadside!! Arrested and taken to hospital."

The post prompted a lot of reaction from Twitter users.

One said: "How can you blow that much and be able to open a car door , never mind drive it !!!!!"

A second posted: "Almost 8 x the legal limit. Don’t think I’d be standing after that consumption, never mind driving."

A third commented: "What the hell has this idiot been drinking, beggars belief that this person and others haven't been injured or god forbidden killed."