A 26-year-old Louth man who was arrested for driving with excess alcohol and released on bail, repeated the offence just 17 days later, a court has been told.
Jesse Bubble Coulson of Fulmar Drive, admitted two offences of driving with excess alcohol when he appeared before Skegness Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday.
Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting, said Coulson was first arrested after providing a positive breath test at 1.30am, on February 21, when he was seen swerving to the wrong side of the road in his Peugeot car and gave a reading of 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80.
He said that at 10.30pm on March 10, he was again stopped for erratic driving on the A631 and this time gave a reading of 98 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
Mitigating, Terry Boston said Coulson knew he was going to be disqualified but events had overtaken him as his driving licence had been withdrawn for health reasons by the DVLA.
He said his medical condition, which had just been diagnosed, involved him not drinking alcohol.
After hearing from probation officer Mark Davies, the magistrates disqualified Coulson for a total of three years and also ordered he serve an 18 month community order with 60 days activities, including the drink drivers’ programme.
He was also offered the drink drivers’ rehabilitation programme which, if his licence is returned to him by the DVLA, will reduce the period of disqualification by 36 weeks.