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Pinchbeck man drank and drove on anniversary of son's death

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A Pinchbeck man was drink-driving on the first anniversary of the death of his three-year-old son, a court was told.

Luke Boddy-Froude (25) was in a van on the wrong side of the road in King’s Lynn, when police spotted him.

Boddy-Froude blew 63 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He admitted drink-driving on June 21, 2021, when he appeared before King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Charlotte Winchester, mitigating, said: “Mr Boddy-Froude had attended a family gathering that evening. It was the anniversary of the death of his child.”

Miss Winchester said her client had been struggling to cope:

“Everything was brought back to him that evening,” added the solicitor, who said her client was likely to lose his job as a delivery driver as a result of the mandatory ban.

Boddy-Froude, of Pennytoft Lane, was banned for 17 months, which can be cut with completion of a rehabilitation course. He was also fined £120 and ordered to pay £34 victim surcharge.

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