Bourne Sainsbury’s shopper ‘shopped’ for drink-driving

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ELSTHORPE farmer David Woolley was ‘shopped’ for drink-driving when he went shopping in Sainsbury’s at Bourne after downing two glasses of wine at lunchtime.

Prosecutor Jill Derby said someone approached a police community support officer to say ‘there may be a male in the car park in drink’.

Woolley was asked to provide a breath sample and then a reading at the police station showed he had 50 microgrammes of alcohol in breath – 15 over the legal limit.

Magistrates banned Woolley from driving for 12 months, fined him £200 and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Woolley, of Gunboro Farm, can cut three months off the ban by completing a rehabilitation course.

He admitted driving with excess alcohol on June 1.

Solicitor Andrea Clarke, mitigating, said Woolley had a couple of glasses of wine with his lunch and did not realise he was over the limit.

She said: “He went to Sainsbury’s to do a bit of shopping and it would appear that somebody within Sainsbury’s had smelled alcohol on his breath and reported to the PCSO that he was about to drive out.”

She said the ban would have a severe impact on his livelihood.