Court hears man faces ‘dire consequences’ after ban


A 41-year-old man was going to face ‘dire consequences’ as a result of being banned from driving, a court has heard.

Nigel Taylor of Evendine Court, Holton le Clay, admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court.

Paul Wood, prosecuting, said that at 11.30pm on March 8, Taylor was seen by police to overshoot a ‘Give Way’ sign in Pinfold Lane when he was driving his Vauxhall Astra on his way home.

He was then seen to drive about 10 metres on the wrong side of the road, Skegness Magistrates Court heard.

After a positive breath test, he was arrested, Skegness Magistrates heard.

At the police station he gave a reading of 49 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitre of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Defending, Saleem Khan said that disqualification from driving, which is mandatory, was going to have ‘dire’ consequences for Taylor.

He said this was because he was a self-employed sea food consultant who drove all over the United Kingdom.

“He will not be able to carry on with this now,” said Mr Khan.

He added that Taylor’s mother was seriously ill in Hull.

And he said that also he had a son who needed to go to Hull and Leeds for major hospital treatment. He said Taylor was the breadwinner and his wife was only able to drive short distances and did not drive on motorways.

Taylor was disqualified from driving for 12 months. He was offered the drink drivers’ rehabilitation course which would reduce the period of disqualification by three months.

He was also fined £200 and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.