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DRINK-DRIVER Daniel Sparkes has been handed a three-year driv­ing ban.

The 27-year-old, above, was stopped by po­lice on Dawlish Drive, Ben­tilee, for a rou­tine check.

Pros­e­cu­tor Emma Thomp­son told North Stafford­shire Jus­tice Cen­tre: “The of­fi­cer had cause to stop it for a rou­tine check and it was clear he had been drink­ing.”

Sparkes, of House­field Road, Ben­tilee, gave a read­ing of 45 mi­cro­grammes of al­co­hol in 100 millil­itres of breath. The le­gal limit is 35. He pleaded guilty to drinkdriv­ing on Novem­ber 10.

Tony Cooke, mit­i­gat­ing, said: “His pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions mean he will get a manda­tory dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion.”

Sparkes must pay a £266 fine, £135 costs and a £30 vic­tim sur­charge.

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