In another high-profile drink driving case, Guy Pelley, a close friend of the Duke of Cambridge has been convicted for drink driving. A driving ban was imposed after being charged for the same offence for the third time. The police stated that they pulled him over at around 1 am in the morning when he was seen ‘quickly accelerating’ in his luxury sports car while on the way home from his night club in London.
Imposed a two and a half years driving disqualification, he has also ordered by the magistrates court to pay an over limiting fine of £7, 120. He was originally stopped by the police in the early hours of the morning last year at London’s Knightsbridge.
Initially refusing a breath-test, the 32 year old, who own various night clubs in London, had to be taken to the Belgravia police station where he was tested through an intoximeter machine. The results of the test proved he had approximately 52 micro grams of alcohol per 100 micro liters of breath where the legal limit is a 35. Though the defence had argued a mix up of radio waves from his iPhone and the police’s machine caused unreliable readings.
Stating it was as a serious drink driving offence, the District Judge at Westminster Magistrates Court, before Judge John Zani who highlighted the previous disqualifications “What you need to bear in mind is that anybody driving a motor vehicle is in possession of a potentially lethal weapon. And when you drive with excess alcohol, or any alcohol, your thought process can be affected”.