Three drink-drivers banned from the road
THREE motorists who were caught over the drink-drive limit have been banned from driving.
Andrew Woollard (57), of Highfield Road, March; Kark Keeshan (30), of Saltersgate, Peterborough and Nuno Oliveira (28), of Fundry Road, Wisbech all appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court yesterday, where they admitted drink-driving.
Keeshan also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance.
The court was told Woollard was spotted driving a Ford Focus on Knights End Road, March at 8.30pm on December 7.
Police officers pulled him over and smelt drink on his breath. After giving a breathalyser test, a reading was recorded of 51mg in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mg.
District Judge Peter Veits fined Wollard £250 and ordered him to pay £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge. He was also banned from driving for 16 months.
Keeshan was stopped by police after officers spotted him driving erratically in his Audi in Saltersgate in the early hours of December 3. He said he had been out for a drink with his cousin and did not realise he was over the limit. He decided to drive his cousin’s car, as his cousin was drunk.
Keeshan also gave a reading of 51mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. He was fined £250 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £15. He was also banned from driv- ing for 16 months.
He was not given a separate penalty for driving without insurance.
Oliviera was spotted by police switching lanes in an erratic fashion at 1am on December 4.
He said he had been out on his works Christmas party and very rarely drank. He gave a reading of 41mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.
District Judge Veits fined Oliviera £150, ordered him to pay costs of £85 and a £15 victim surcharge. He was banned from driving for 12 months.
All three men were given the chance to apply for a place on a drink-drive rehabilitation course, which has to be paid for by the motorist and would cut the disqualification by a quarter if is completed.