Drink Driver in double crash
ADRINK- DRIVER was caught by police after smashing into parked cars, twice in just two days.
Joseph George, of Knowle Park, Handforth, hit a stationary vehicle while over the legal limit on January 5, and then again on January 6, a court heard.
On the second occasion he was intoxicated as he had been drinking to ‘forget about what had happened the day before’, a hearing at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court heard.
Simon Pover, prosecuting 51-year-old George, said: “On January 5 at around 4,20pm a witness described hearing a scraping sound and so looked out of his home’s window. He saw Mr George driving erratically down Knowle Park.
“The witness came out of his house and saw Mr George park up at an angle on the side of the road and get out of his car on the driver’s side. He could see that damage had been caused to his neighbour’s car.
“The witness asked Mr George ‘have you been drinking?’ to which he replied, ‘ Yes I have had one’.”
After the witness called the police a breath test found that George had 64 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes. Officers also discovered that George only had a provisional licence.
The hearing heard that the very next day another accident occurred on Meriton Road when George crashed his Honda Civic into a parked Audi, causing damage to both vehicles.
Mr Pover added: “The Audi’s owner’s boyfriend spoke to Mr George. The police were called and George was found to have 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
“He said he could remember the accident on January 5 but not the one on January 6.”
George pleaded guilty to two charges of drinkdriving, two charges of failing to stop after an accident and to driving without a full licence at the hearing in Macclesfield on Wednesday (February 4).
Jenny Field, defending George, told the court that her client didn’t have an alcohol problem.
She said: “He has pleaded guilty to all the matters.
“On January 5 it was the first time he has been arrested. He was worried about the consequences and so in order to forget what had happened he decided to drink the following day.
“His vehicle was taken away by the police and has since been scrapped.”
George was ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work, disqualified from driving for two years and told to pay £85 costs to the court.