Second ban for drink driving in two years

Grantham Magistrates Court
Grantham Magistrates Court
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Just two years after a disqualification for drink-driving, Crowland man Dovel Claud Wallace Taylor (38) has again lost his licence, this time for three years.

Taylor, of James Road, admitted driving while over the legal alcohol level on July 5.

Magistrates heard how officers followed a car being driven erratically through Bourne.

Daniel Paulson, prosecuting, said: “It was weaving across the road and slowing down and speeding up for no apparent reason.”

It was after the car, a Chrysler Cruiser, pulled into the car park of the Red Lion pub that officers approached him.

Taylor blew 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the legal limit of 35mcg.

Representing himself, Taylor told magistrates he had had a few drinks with friends.

He added: “I didn’t think I’d had enough to put me over the limit.

“So I have to accept what it is, what can I say?”

Currently receiving income support, Taylor was fined £110 and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and a £150 criminal courts charge, in addition to the 36-month driving ban.

Costs against him were waived due to his limited income.