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Driver from Spalding banned for 14 months after a breath test found him to be over the legal alcohol limit

A man from Spalding who drove on the A16 whilst over the legal alcohol limit has been banned for 14 months.

Robert Lincoln (55), of Queens Road, Spalding, was stopped by police when they saw him driving slowly and erratically.

Lincoln admitted driving his Mini Cooper with excess alcohol in his body when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court yesterday (Wednesday).

Boston Magistrates Court. (5984144)
Boston Magistrates Court. (5984144)

Jim Clare, prosecuting, told magistrates that police were following Lincoln on the A16 at midnight on November 22.

Police noticed him driving slowly for the type of road it was and that the car was veering from side to side

After stopping him, Lincoln provided a positive breath test that showed a reading of 53 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, with the legal limit being 35.

Court news.
Court news.

Philippa Chatterton, mitigating, said Lincoln had held a full driving licence for more than 30 years and this was his first conviction.

The court also learned that Lincoln had been to his sister-in-law's funeral but had not drunk there as he was the nominated driver.

However, Lincoln had gone out later to see his brother who had come over from Spain and drank with him.

Boston Magistrates Court. (5984144)
Boston Magistrates Court. (5984144)

Boston magistrates banned Lincoln from driving for 14 months and offered him a drink drivers'

rehabilitation course, reducing the ban period by 14 weeks.

He was also ordered to pay £235 in total fines and costs.

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