Motorist driving with ice covered windscreen stopped by police in Essex

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after being stopped by police in a car with an ice covered windscreen.

Essex Police say the motorist was initially spotted driving at "excess speed" on the M25 on Sunday night.

The vehicle was later stopped in the Essex town of Billericay.

Essex Roads Policing posted about the incident on Twitter, sharing an image of the windscreen.

The force wrote: "This car flew past our very large marked car at excess speed on the M25 last night, stopped and reported.

"Other officers then stopped this driver in Billericay with a side driver's window just as bad.

"She then failed a breath test and was arrested on suspicion of drink driving."

Officers did not say in the post if the woman faced a penalty in relation to the windscreen.

Under the Highway Code, drivers "must be able to see, so clear all snow and ice from all your windows", according to the RAC.

Drivers judged to be "using a vehicle in a dangerous condition" can be fined up to £2,500 and given three penalty points on their licence.

As well as clearing windows, drivers should also clear any snow on top of vehicles that might fall off the car into the path of other road users.