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Little Sutton drink-driver caught after his passenger had epileptic fit

Police were called to Sutton Bridge after paramedics treating a car passenger following an epileptic fit, smelled alcohol on the breath of the driver, a court has been told.

Brent Lee Williams (36), of Hospital Drove, Little Sutton, admitted driving with excess alcohol and to possession of cannabis when he appeared at Boston Magistrates' Court.

Prosecuting, Jim Clare said that in the late evening of November 30, paramedics attended the incident in Bridge Road and called the police after they smelled alcohol on the breath of the driver, Williams.

Mr Clare said he gave a positive breath test with a reading of 87 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath, more than twice the limit of 35.

He added that when Williams was at the custody suite, he was searched and a small amount of cannabis was found in a tobacco tin.

Mitigating, soliticitor Phillipa Chatterton said he accepted he had been drinking before giving a friend a lift home and the friend had had a fit in the car.

She said the cannabis was just half a joint which a friend had given him and which he was saving for Christmas.

Williams was banned from driving for 22 months but was offered the drink drivers' rehabilitation course which will reduce the period of the ban by 22 weeks.

He was also fined £120 and ordered to pay £117 in court costs and charges.

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