Louth and Market Rasen area window cleaner banned from driving for three years

Court News
Court News

A Louth and Market Rasen area window cleaner has been banned from driving for three years after admitting his second drink driving offence in ten years.

Steven Colin May,60, of Main Road in Saltfleetby, admitted driving with excess alcohol on November 27 when he appeared before Skegness Magistrates Court.

Nick Todd, prosecuting, said May had a previous similar conviction in July 2009 for which he had been banned for two years.

He said that at 5.15pm May lost control of his Ford Mondeo on a bend on Main Road in Saltfleetby and the car slid into a ditch.

He left the scene but was arrested later at an address in Manby where he gave a breath test with a positive reading of 63 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Mitigating, Carrie Simpson said May was diabetic and had had little to eat that day which might have affected him.

She said he was a window cleaner in Louth and Market Rasen and needed his licence to drive to work so effectively he was now unemployed.

May was banned from driving for three years but was offered the drink drivers’ rehabilitation course which would reduce the period of his disqualification by 36-weeks.

He was also ordered to pay a fine of £120 and costs and charges totalling £285.