4 Drivers Stopped For Driving Without Lights – All Were Over The Drink Driving Limit
It has been reported that 4 drink drivers were stopped within a period of 5 hours.
They a may not sound to unusual however, the worrying aspect is that all the stops were made at night and all the drivers did not have their lights on.
The incidents which all commenced at around 11.40pm on 9 July 2016, started with police being called to a pub.
The reason for the call was that a drunk couple had headed towards their car and refused to leave their keys at the pub.
As the police were at the pub a blue Ford Focus car emerged from the car park and drove onto the road, driving very slowly with no headlights on.
Police signalled the car to stop but it carried on only coming to a standstill some distance away.
On approaching the now stationary car, PC Deborah Sands told the stated: “As we approached the driver, it was immediately apparent that he was heavily intoxicated from his demeanour and the smell of alcohol coming from him.
“He was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and the female passenger was taken home. Both parties were extremely drunk and verbally abusive to officers.”
The arrested driving initially refused to giver any personal details at the police station but eventually revealed that his name was Darren Johnson.
On being breathalysed at the police station he have a reading of 97mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit in England and Wales being 35mg.
After pleading guilty to the offence of drink driving, he was sentenced to a 24 month disqualification and 11 hours of unpaid work.
3 further motorists were stopped for the same reason withe the next 5 hours.
In light of these offences, Sergeant Phil Badman stated: “It goes without saying that being under the influence of drink or drugs can seriously impair your ability to drive. Typically, your reaction times are dramatically reduced, and the effects of your lack of judgement could easily lead to a collision.
“Worryingly, the motorists convicted in these cases were unable to operate even the most basic of facilities in their vehicles, which in turn brought them to the attention of police.
“It demonstrates that no matter how capable you think you are of driving with drink or drugs in your system, the chances are you are in no fit state to get behind the wheel.
“It also shows that we continue to stop vehicles throughout the year – not just during dedicated drink or drug-driving campaigns – for a number of reasons.
“Our advice, as always, is never to drive while under the influence. The consequences can be devastating and it’s simply not worth the risk.”
About Caught Drink Driving
Caught Drink Driving is part of Millars Solicitors who are a specialist firm of road traffic and drink driving solicitors who represent motorists all over the country.
Formed by Carl Millar, Millars Solicitors has adopted his dogged tenacity and exacting technical understanding of motoring law. Before starting Millars Solicitors, Carl was employed as the head of department for some of the most high profile motoring law firms in the country. He is a member of the Society of Motoring Lawyers and has an enviable nationwide reputation for the results he gets for his clients.
Through representing a wide range of people you will find Carl and his team very approachable and never judgemental. Their advice is straightforward and will leave no stone unturned in pursuing all available defences in presenting your case.
If you have been caught drink driving you can contact Carl today on 0800 99 5535 or your can send a confidential email by clicking here. If you need to speak to a drink driving solicitor out of office hours than please call the 24 hour emergency line on 07732 054827.
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