Barrow drink driver was more than double legal limit, court hears

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Matthew David Coulton pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal limit and failing to stop after a road accidentSTUART WALKER
Matthew David Coulton pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal limit and failing to stop after a road accidentSTUART WALKER
13 October 2017 6:31PM

A DRINK driver has been banned for 30 months after admitting he got behind the wheel of car while more than double the legal alcohol limit.

Matthew David Coulton, 43, appeared at South Cumbria Magistrates’ Court in Barrow yesterday, where he pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal limit, and failing to stop after a road accident.

Coulton, of South View, Barrow, pleaded guilty to driving a Vauxhall Vivaro van in Hawcoat Lane on September 23. He had been found to have 87 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when checked by officers. The legal limit is 35.

He was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and disqualified from driving for 30 months.

Coulton must also pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £85.

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