Trusthorpe man admits driving with excess alcohol

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A Trusthorpe man who was seen in a Spar shop by a police officer who thought he was under the influence of alcohol, has admitted driving with excess alcohol.

Fred Henry Lyne, 48, of St Peters Lane, admitted driving with 52 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath in Park Road, Sutton on Sea on June 23. The legal limit is 35.

The court heard that when the police officer saw Lyne, he watched him get into a VW Polo car and immediately stopped him and he was arrested.

In defence, Ian Benton said Lyne had been drinking in the morning, had a sleep and went out to buy more alcohol, not realising he was over the limit.

He said Lyne was distraught about what had happened as he would now lose his job, as he lived 17 miles away from his place of employment and had no other way of getting there.

Lyne was fined £200 and £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

He has been disqualified from driving for 14 months but offered the drink drivers’ rehabilitation course. This will reduce the period of disqualification by three months.