Disqualification for Louth man who drove while drunk

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A Louth driver told magistrates that he ‘would not have got into his car’ if he had realised he was over the alcohol limit.

Roger Alan Burns, 58, of St Mary’s Lane, admitted driving with excess alcohol on the Louth bypass on December 8, when he appeared 
at Skegness Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that at 1.15pm his car was in collision with another and that Mr Burns drove on and stopped in a lay-by where he was found by the police.

He told police he had drunk two large glasses of wine at lunchtime.

Mr Burns, who was not represented, told the magistrates that he if had known he was over the limit, he would not have got into his car.

He was disqualified from driving for 14 months but was offered the drink drivers’ rehabilitation course, which would reduce the period of disqualification by 14 weeks.

He was also ordered to pay a fine of £110 and pay a victim surcharge of £20 and £85 in costs.