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Weston drink-driver gets 26 month ban

A driver, who 'accelerated away' when police signalled him and then crashed into a wall in Spalding, was almost three times over the drink driving limit, a court has been told.

Declan Robert Dunmore (21), of High Road, Weston, admitted driving with excess alcohol and to failing to stop for police, when he appeared at Boston Magistrates' Court.

Prosecuting, Marie Stace said police officers saw Dunmore driving erratically in his Peugeot 206 at 1.40am on November 17 and signalled him to stop but he accelerated away into Church Street where he crashed into a wall.

Boston Magistrates' Court.
Boston Magistrates' Court.

After a positive breath test, he was arrested and gave a reading of 103 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, almost three times the legal limit of 35.

Mitigating, Tony Davies said there was no doubt Dunmore 'panicked' when police signalled him to stop.

The Probation Service said Dunmore had told them he had had a 'bad day' after losing his job and then arguing with his parents, and that the incident had been '10 seconds of madness'.

It was said he had described his behaviour as 'idiotic and dangerous'.

The magistrates banned him from driving for 26 months but offered him the drink drivers' rehabilitation course which would reduce the period of the ban by 26 weeks.

He was also given a 12 month community order and ordered to take part in the drink impaired drivers' course and undergo 10 days of rehabilitation.

He was also fined £200 and ordered to pay £170 in costs and charges.

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