A Lancashire man has been banned from the roads after his latest in a string of drink driving offences.
In this latest incident on February 5, the first being back in 2001, he was found pulled over on a grass verge behind the wheel of his car.
When police officers breathalysed him, the driver was found to have 80mcg alcohol per 100ml breath. The legal limit is 35mcg.
Roger Brown, prosecuting, told the court: “An ambulance was driving along the road and came across the Vauxhall Astra. The car was parked half on the verge [and] the defendant was in the driving seat. The officers who spoke to the defendant described him as crying and there was a smell of alcohol. Neither of the officers made reference to there being drink in the car.”
Mitigating for the defendant, David Lawson explained that at the time of the offence his client was “effectively living in his car”. He had recently lost his mother and had a fall-out with his father – circumstances which had caused him much grief.
Mr Lawson said: “My client has had a traumatic part of his life. He has had problems with alcohol. Clearly, he has previous records. On this occasion, he was not in a good state of mind.”
The driver, who is now in full-time employment, pleaded guilty to drink driving. Magistrates sentenced him to 20 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, banned him from driving for three years, and imposed a fine of £620 plus a victim surcharge of £115.
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