Drink Driving News 18 May 2014

The latest news on drink driving cases in UK and abroad from the motoring barrister’s team at criminal-barrister.co.uk

Devon war veteran narrowly escapes jail after fifth drink driving conviction

William Harris a veteran soldier aged 57 Speranza Grove, Teignmouth was convicted when his car did not have matching front and rear registration plates. On his latest conviction he was driving car in an erratic manner. A member of the public saw him driving erratically and complained to the police. The Magistrates Court jailed him for four months, and suspended the sentence for two years. Court ordered Harris to pay £165 in costs and disqualified him from driving for ten years. It was argued on his behalf by his lawyer that he found it difficult to adjust in his current environment though he was a man of fine military service record and served 16 years in Devon and Dorset regiment.

Source of the news: http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Devon-war-veteran-narrowly-escapes-jail-fifth/story-21083984-detail/story.html

Drink-drive mechanic who never passed his test banned after crashing car he had just fixed

A Motor mechanic who has never passed a driving test was convicted for drink driving after his vehicle collided with a road sign overturned. Police near junction 12 of the M60 in Salford, Manchester breathalysed him at the scene and then took him for interview at a police station. Insert full name Ashley had one previous conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol, having no driving licence and no insurance. The Court ordered Ashley Gillman to pay a £110 fine plus £85 costs and immediately disqualified him from driving for next 3 years. The Court went on to warn him that caught driving while banned courts would take a extremely serious stand.

Source of the news: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/theo-ashley-gillman-drink-drive-3512091

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