Drink-driver’s ban from road
An Ashford man has been banned from driving for nearly two years after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
Liam Bird, of The Pasture, was stopped by police after an incident in Somerset Road, Ashford, on Friday, December 6, 2013.
The 20-year-old recorded a breath test of 92 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
Bird pleaded guilty to drinkdriving and was sentenced on Friday, January 3, at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court.
He has been disqualified from driving for 23 months and ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.
He must also pay £85 court costs and a £60 victim surcharge.
Disqualification can be reduced by 176 days if, by 9 April 2015, Bird satisfactorily completes an approved course, the cost of which will not exceed £250.