Drink driver banned af­ter trip in MG

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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

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