Barrow drink-driver banned after hitting car

Furness and District Magistrates' Court, Barrow
Furness and District Magistrates' Court, Barrow
16 June 2017 6:09PM

A MECHANIC who got behind the wheel while almost three times over the legal limit ended up hitting with the back of another car.

Martin Adam Robson pleaded guilty to the drink driving charge during a hearing at Furness Magistrates' Court.

The 21-year-old, of Conway Gardens, Walney, committed the offence in Ulverston Road, Dalton, on May 25.

Mr Peter Kelly, prosecuting, told the court on Tuesday that police were called to the incident at around 5.30pm and breathalysed Robson after smelling alcohol on his breath.

Robson told officers he is a recovering alcoholic and had not realised there was still alcohol in his system after drinking strong cider until the early hours, as it had been 12 hours since his last drink. He was found to have 114 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millimetres of breath.

Mr Andrew Gallagher, defending, told the court Robson took full responsibility for his actions, that the collision had been unfortunate but that no-one had been hurt. Robson was given a 12-month community order to do 80 hours of unpaid work, and was disqualified from driving for 28 months. He will pay £85 court costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

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