Carpenter caught drink driving

Grantham Magistrates' Court
Grantham Magistrates' Court

An apprentice carpenter was caught drink driving after he passed Market Deeping police station without his headlights on.

Brendan Eion Watson, 20, of Orton Waterville, Peterborough, admitted driving while above the alcohol limit when he appeared before Grantham magistrates on Monday.

Prosecutor Marie Stace outlined how at 10.55pm on January 29, a Peugeot 307 came to police officers’ attention when it was driven without its headlights illuminated past the police station in Market Deeping High Street.

They stopped the car and the driver, Watson, admitted that he’d had a drink beforehand. After failing the roadside breath test he was taken to the police station where another reading was recorded of 53 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Watson was disqualified from driving for 15 months, with the opportunity of a reduction if he completes a rehabilitation course. He must also pay a £200 fine, prosecution costs of £85, and a £20 victim surcharge.