A van driver arrested on suspicion of drink-driving told police he was only wearing one sock because he had used the other one to “wipe his bottom in a field”.
The driver, who was also accused of having no insurance, was stopped by police in the Eastern district of the town on Monday at about 12.20pm.
Via his Twitter feed @Northants_RPU, Pc Dave Lee from the Roads Policing Unit at Northamptonshire Police, said: “Driver of this van is just being booked into custody. For some reason he only has one sock on.
“Van driver states that he only has one sock on because he used the other to wipe his backside in a field.”
Pc Lee said the man was taken off the road and was due to be formally charged later. His van was also seized.