Mablethorpe man admits driving while twice over alcohol limit

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A Mablethorpe man who went for a drink after work will ‘now have to pay the consequences’, a court has heard.

Iain Peter Robb Cairney, 49, of Jacklin Crescent, admitted driving with more than twice the legal limit when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court.

The court was told that at 10.30pm on January 24, Cairney was seen driving his Ford Ranger erratically on Seaholme Road towards Mablethorpe.

Police officers stopped the car and after a positive breath test, Cairney was arrested. He gave a reading of 76 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Mitigating, Tim Miller said that Cairney had gone for a drink after work and now had to pay the consequences of that.

He told the magistrates that Cairney had already sold his car and moved closer to his work so that he could cycle to his work in the oil industry.

Cairney was disqualified from driving for 20 months, but was offered the drink drivers’ rehabilitation course which will reduce the period of his disqualification by five months.

He was also fined £1000 and ordered to pay a £100 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.