Farmworker Banned For Drink Driving After Asking For Directions
A North Devon farmworker has been banned from driving after he stopped a police officer to ask him directions.
The driver, Grant McCarthy was looking for a fast food restaurant when he pulled his motorbike over to ask a police officer for directions.
It was when the 22 year old began asking for directions that the police officer thought that he was unfit to be driving.
The court heard that he was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred.
After going a positive breath test it has been reported that McCarthy became aggressive and verbally abusive towards the police officer.
He also made a number of violent threats.
Police backup arrived and McCarthy was pinned to the floor and transported to Barnstaple police station.
On being tested his reading was 46mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The legal limit for drink driving in England & Wales is currently 35mg.
McCarthy pleaded guilty to drink driving, resisting a constable in the execution of his duty, driving without insurance and driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.
McCarthy was sentenced to a 16 month driving ban and fined £305.
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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 07855 806119.
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