Man banned from driving since the age of 12 caught driving under the influence of alcohol in Louth

Eastbourne Hastings Bexhill Rye Battle Herald Observer
Eastbourne Hastings Bexhill Rye Battle Herald Observer

A man, who has been disqualified from driving since he was 12, was caught driving in Louth whilst under the influence of alcohol.

Wesley Gareth Coolledge, 23, of Belton Grove, Grimsby, admitted the offence on April 1 when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court.

The court was told that at 10pm he was stopped on the A16 at Louth when he was heading back to Grimsby and gave the name of the registered owner of the car.

However, after he provided a positive breath test and was arrested, he admitted his true identity.

A sample of his blood was analysed and showed he had a reading of 128 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitre of blood. The legal limit is 80.

The magistrates heard that Coolledge had been kept in custody on the day and appeared before a court on April 2 on charges relating to driving whilst disqualified and without insurance or a licence and had been given a suspended prison sentence, a curfew and ordered to carry out unpaid work.

He could not be dealt with for the excess alcohol matter as the blood had had to be sent away for analysis.

After hearing that he had been ordered to pay costs at the earlier hearing, the magistrates disqualified Coolledge from driving for three years and ordered that he take a driving test before he can get his licence.