Drink driver banned after trip in MG
A man from Ashford has been banned from driving for more than two years after he was discovered driving while over the limit.
Glen Cassenelli pleaded guilty to drink driving following an incident on the A28 Ashford Road at Bethersden on Saturday, November 30.
The 45-year-old, of Osborne Road, was driving an MG when he was stopped by police and gave a breath test of 123 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
Canterbury Magistrates banned Cassenelli from driving for 29 months and ordered him to carry out 200 hours unpaid work within the next 12 months. He must also pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.
Disqualification can be reduced by 222 days if, by August 26, 2015, he satisfactorily completes a course approved by the Secretary of State, the cost of which will not exceed £250. Hundreds of friends and family members have shared their memories of an Ashford mum who died suddenly earlier this month.
Maxine Ovenden, 39, will be remembered as happy, humorous and lively according to heartfelt comments left by almost 700 people on two tribute pages set up by her friends on Facebook.
One of the tribute pages says it is “a place for everyone to reminisce and remember the one and only Maxine Ovenden. A beautiful woman with a beautiful son. Known and loved by so many.”
Ms Ovenden, of Kennington, had a 20-year-old son called Charlie and was a former pupil of Ashford’s Duncan Bowen School on a site now occupied by The John Wallis Academy.
Last summer she proudly revealed to family and friends that she had lost 12 stone after undergoing gastric bypass surgery.
She died on Wednesday, January 15.
Her family has asked people not to speculate as to the cause of Ms Ovenden’s death and said they will let people know what happened to her “when and if they are ready to” after they have had a chance to mourn.
Maxine Ovenden’s funeral will take place at Charing Crematorium from 10.40am next Tuesday.
The family said everyone who knew Maxine is welcome to