Man, 60, disqualified from driving for 18 months

Court case
Court case

A 60-year-old Mablethorpe man, who was seen switching between his left and right indicators as he drove along, was driving with excess alcohol in his system, a court has heard.

Martin Anthony Ward of Waterloo Road admitted driving with excess alcohol on Roman Bank, Sandilands, on November 15, when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court.

The court was told that in the late afternoon, Ward was seen to pull off in his Vauxhall Corsa car with his indicators switching from left to right.

He was stopped and gave a positive breath test.

He subsequently gave a reading of 66 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35.

In defence, it was said that he had been driving slowly and cautiously because it was foggy.

Ward was disqualified from driving for 18 months but was offered the drink drivers’ rehabilitation course.

This would reduce the period of disqualification by four months.

He was also ordered to pay a fine totalling £110 and a £20 victim surcharge as well.

And Ward must pay a total of £85 in costs.