Drink driver handed four-year ban

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A DRIVER who reversed a van into a wall and a car in a pub car park has been given a four-year driving ban.

Daniel Lee (47), of Wardentree Lane, Pinchbeck, was found to be three times the legal drink-drive limit when it happened at the White Horse on Church Street, Spalding, on April 23.

He also admitted to driving without a licence or insurance.

On Thursday, magistrates in Spalding handed him the four-year disqualification, along with a £100 fine, £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Prosecutor Rebecca Ritson said witnesses saw the van collide with the wall and then reverse into a Citroen Saxo.

Miss Ritson told the court another pub customer then removed the van keys. They were handed to the bar staff, who called the police.

Lee gave a reading of 104 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath at the police station. The legal limit is 35.

David Lee, defending, said Lee had not driven to the pub and had no intention of driving the van. However, he said the van owner had parked in front of the pub cellar doors and Lee decided to move it out of the way. He said he intended to move it 25-30ft, not onto a public road.