Fine after day in London

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DRINKING with a client in London and then getting behind the wheel of a car has cost a Bourne man £1,100.

Ian Conway (47), of Aykroft, was found to be more than twice the drink-drive limit when he was stopped in his BMW just after 10.10pm on August 2.

On Thursday, Spalding Magistrates’ Court gave him a £1,000 fine and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said police officers had followed Conway along the A15 from Baston towards Bourne.

Along the way, she said officers witnessed him driving “from one side to the other” and narrowly avoiding a grass verge.

When stopped, Conway admitted he had been drinking. He was found to have 82 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Mr Warrall, defending, said Conway had driven from Peterborough Railway Station after a day in London.