Drink-driver (19) banned

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A TEENAGER was found to be over the drink-drive limit and without insurance when he was stopped by police in Spalding.

Eddie Rate (19) caught the attention of officers on patrol in the town on March 4 because they noticed his tax disc had expired.

He pleaded guilty to drink-driving and for driving without insurance at Spalding Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said Rate’s eyes appeared to be glazed and he failed a roadside breath test. He later gave a reading of 42 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath at the police station.

Andrea Clarke, mitigating, said he had not owned the Vauxhall Cavalier very long and he intended to get insurance when he got some money at the end of the month.

She added: “He did not think he was over the legal limit.”

Rate, of Pen Street, Boston, was disqualified from driving for 12 months. He was also fined £125 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.