MEXICO-A motorist was arrested for drunk driving in Mexico - after his pet parakeet told police that he was drunk.

The man, named by local media as Mr Guillermo N, 49, was pulled over by traffic officers at a routine alcohol checkpoint in Mexico City.

As he got out of his car to be tested, police heard a voice saying: “He’s drunk, he’s drunk”, reports El Universal.

At first, they thought someone else was inside the car but when they shone their torch inside the blue Chevy they were stunned to see Mr Guillermo’s pet bird. Mr Guillermo failed a breathalyser test and was subsequently arrested.

Animal Surveillance Brigade officers were called to take the bird away while his owner was taken to prison.

However, they eventually allowed the bird to accompany Mr Guillermo after he claimed that the bird would die if they were separated.