Griev­ing son drove over limit af­ter spilling fa­ther’s ashes

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A PR chief ex­ec­u­tive was caught drink-driving af­ter he drowned his sor­rows be­cause he had spilt his fa­ther’s ashes while scat­ter­ing them.

Ju­lian Bos­det, 57, had gone to scat­ter his fa­ther’s re­mains at a Na­tional Trust beauty spot but he strug­gled with the jammed cas­ket and dropped half its con­tents on to the road. A court heard he was dis­traught and went drink­ing to con­sole him­self. Bos­det, head of the Abchurch con­sul­tancy in Lon­don, pleaded guilty at Yeovil mag­is­trates’ court in Som­er­set.

Dis­trict Judge David Tay­lor said: “I take into ac­count the cir­cum­stances on that day. How­ever, that would have been no con­so­la­tion to any­body who may have been killed or in­jured by your ac­tions.” Bos­det was banned for 14 months and fined £450.

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