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Spalding man drove home to bed after accident

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After being involved in a traffic collision at 6.15 in the morning, a Spalding man left the scene, went home and went to bed, a court has heard.

Edgar Tavares (36), of Laburnum Grove, admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Prosecuting, Yaysa Hue said Tavares had been involved in a collision with another car that had clipped the kerb on a roundabout on the A16 at 6.15am on June 23, had lost control and had driven into him.

Boston Magistrates' Court (49240565)
Boston Magistrates' Court (49240565)

She said Tavares left the scene and when police found him at home, he was in bed and the ignition key to the car was in his bedroom.

She said that he was arrested following a positive breath test, giving a reading later of 81 micrograms of alcohol in his breath, the legal limit being 35.

Mitigating, Philippa Chatterton said that Tavares, who had given a “full and frank admission” to the police, had been drinking the night before and was “clearly still over the limit in the morning”.

He 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 £280 and ordered to pay a total of £119 in court costs and charges.

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