Drink-driver didn’t stop for blue lights police patrol car

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A Spalding United Football Club volunteer didn’t stop for a blue lights police car after driving off from the club while over the legal alcohol limit.

Police spotted Jason Guy (38) leaving the club at about 9pm on September 21 and followed him along Swan Street, Sheep Market, Spring Gardens and Priory Road.

Paul Wood, prosecuting, told Spalding magistrates that Guy failed to stop despite police activating blue lights on the patrol car.

Officers followed Guy’s Astra for about five minutes through various estates before he entered Shearers Drive.

Mr Wood said Guy then“tried to get out of the street but couldn’t get past the police vehicle”.

A test later revealed 65 microgrammes of alcohol in breath – the legal limit is 35mcgs.

Guy, of Barge Close, Spalding, was banned from driving for 16 months, fined £110 and must pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge when he admitted driving with excess alcohol. He can cut four months off the ban if he completes a rehabilitation course.

The court heard Guy had a drink-drive conviction 13 years ago.

Solicitor Rachel Stevens, mitigating, said Guy didn’t realise at first that police wanted him to stop and thought they wanted to go past him.