Drink-driver scrapped car

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A PINCHBECK man scrapped his red Vauxhall Corsa before he appeared in court to be banned on a drink-drive charge.

Christopher Betts (28), of Church Street, was stopped by police in Cradge Bank, Spalding, at 2.35am on April 14.

He failed a roadside breath test and a test at the police station revealed he had 58 microgrammes of alcohol in breath – 23 mcgs above the limit.

At Thursday’s hearing, Spalding magistrates banned Betts from driving for a year and fined him £200 with orders for £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Betts, who pleaded guilty, can reduce his ban by three months if he attends a rehabilitation course.

Solicitor Daven Naghen, mitigating, said: “He accepts that he’s made a very stupid decision to get behind the wheel. To his credit he has not waited for the court to disqualify him, he’s already scrapped his vehicle.”