‘Clowne Drink Driver In Court
Worksop Guardian Published Date: 20 April 2009
A CLOWNE driver was given a 17-month ban after he was caught over the drink-driving limit, a court heard. Police officers spotted a Rover 214 travelling quickly along Mill Lane at 6pm and then noticed the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. They smelled alcohol when they stopped Glyn Reynolds’ car and he failed a roadside breath test. Chesterfield magistrates heard that he went on to supply a reading of 61mcgs of alcohol in 100mls of breath – almost double the 35mcgs limit. Jobless Reynolds, 34, of North Road, Clowne, admitted drink-driving on 7th April. He was fined £115, with £60 costs, and handed a 17-month road ban that will be cut to 13 months if he passes a drink-driving rehabilitation course.
“You were comfortably above the limit and it was the manner of your driving that attracted the attention of police,” district judge John Friel told him. Reynolds, who lost his job at Wilkinson distribution centre before last Christmas, apologised for the offence. He said: “I didn’t realise I was over the limit. It will not happen again. I don’t tend to drink a lot – that’s why I can’t understand it.”‘