People who risk their own and others’ lives for the sake of a night out out are the subject of this week’s 999: What’s Your Emergency.
The eighth episode in the documentary series which follows what happens from the moment a call is placed to 999 offers an insight into just some of the many alcohol-related incidents Cheshire police has to deal with.
Nationally, more than 5,000 people fail breath tests between 6am and noon every year.
The programme will feature the arrest of Southport FC player James Gray, who was caught at almost three times the drink-drive limit the morning after a boozy night.
Officers received a report of a high-powered black Mercedes being driven erratically on the M56 at 9am on a Thursday morning.
Gray had been on his way to a training session with former club Wrexham FC.
He tells the documentary of his regret for his behaviour.
“It was the worst decision of my life,” he said.
“It was a moment of madness.
“I’m just thankful I didn’t hurt anyone.”
Also featured is a man who’s found walking along a main road, naked from the waist down and with no idea where his trousers are, so it’s down to the police to make sure he gets home safely.
PC Fraser White said: “Ninety per cent of the people I deal with when they’ve been through custody are drunk.
“It does change people quiet significantly. When they’re drunk quite often they’ll come in wanting to fight everybody.
“There’s nothing shocking to me, you just think ‘there’s another drunk’.”
The episode was broadcast on Channel 4 at 9pm on Thursday, August 25 and can still be viewed for a time via the station's 'on demand' service HERE.