Drink-driver’s ban from road

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Mourning Reece Murrell -

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.

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