Police said that there was no indication that officers had made the 2pm arrest following a tip-off from the public, indicating that police had routinely stopped the vehicle.
Local residents said that he was popular and had not caused enough upset for anyone to have tried to take revenge on him by making a call to the police.
Though this is squarely at the ideas stage, it certainly looks like a good idea and one that I would be happy to explore." Matthew Grove, the Humberside PCC who has warned that officers spend too much time dealing with drunks, said: “In the cold light of day many of the people I have seen behaving badly because of drink should feel embarrassed by their actions, and we must find ways to ensure the embarrassment lasts longer than the hangover.” Mr Lee added that commercially run cells might also be a safer environment for drunks because medical staff could be on hand to look after them.
Sir Hugh Orde, the president of Acpo, said drunks were “very high risk” and needed checking every 15 to 30 minutes.
The dispute with a local resident is thought to have started because the star has already extended his seven-bed mansion three times after he bought it in 2004 for £1million.
An application to build a two-storey extension with two beds on the top floor and a utility room and snug on the ground floor was rejected by councillors but overturned on appeal.
On Tuesday, Adrian Lee, the chief constable of Northamptonshire and the Association of Chief Police Officers’ lead on tackling alcohol problems, said: “I do not see why the police service or the health service should pick up the duty of care for someone who has chosen to go out and get so drunk that they cannot look after themselves.
He has been summoned to appear at Reading Magistrates' Court on January 18.
The radio host and former presenter of hit quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire has strongly denied any wrongdoing.
On the ground floor, the snug will be 14ft by 11ft and the utility room 10ft by 11ft.
Tarrant's neighbours were traditionally tight-lipped about whether one of them gave a tip-off to the police which led to the star's arrest.