Grieving son drove over limit after spilling father’s ashes
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.