Groom misses wedding after drunk driving arrest

bride and groom Tim Dorr Flickr. ()

A groom missed his wedding on Thursday because he was arrested for drunk driving in the Zuid-Holland town of Leiderdorp early on Thursday morning. A brief but wild chase preceded his arrest, the Leiden-Noord police said on Facebook.

The police tried to pull the man's car over for a traffic check. "He thought differently about that and sped away", the police said. There was a short and wild chase, after which the man jumped out of the car and ran into the gardens on Maria van Hongarijelaan - leaving his future wife behind in the car.

Officers found the man in a garden a short time later. There it turned out that the man was not only under the influence of alcohol, but also didn't have a driver's license. "During the arrest he also felt it necessary to insult us", the police said.

At the police station, the man told the officers that it was his wedding day and that his bride was still in the car. The wedding is postponed until further notice.