Manchester University graduate banned after drink driving in Windermere

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Breathalyser machine. STUART WALKER
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5 October 2017 1:34PM

A MANCHESTER man has been disqualified from driving for 16 months after pleading guilty to drink driving in Windermere.

Robert Samuel Dixon, 23, of Sillavan Way, appeared at Furness Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with the offence on August 27.

He was found with 61 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

The court heard Dixon previously had an unblemished record and was working at a large accountancy firm after getting a 2:1 from Manchester University, despite suffering from glaucoma and uveitis.

Because of his conditions he has to live with the fear of losing his sight and he has found that very difficult to deal with.

Mark Shepherd, defending, said: "Because of his conditions he has to live with the fear of losing his sight and he has found that very difficult to deal with.

"This was totally out of character."

Dixon was also fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £30.

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