Motorist’s drink-and-drive collision

NEWS: News.
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A crash motorist was caught drink-driving the day after he had been out enjoying himself with colleagues.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday, June 10, how 29 year-old James Buckley had been out drinking with friends and following a crash the next day police discovered he had exceeded the drink-drive limit.

Prosecuting solicitor Lynne Manning said: “He had been out with friends and left for work the next day about lunchtime. He felt he was fine but did not realise the alcohol was still in his system.”

The court heard how Buckley, of Highwood Place, Eckington, crashed into a hedge on Staveley Lane, Barrow Hill, in March and was roadside tested by police.

Buckley pleaded guilty to exceeding the drink-drive limit.

Magistrates ordered him to pay a £340 fine, a £34 victim surcharge and £85 costs. He was also banned from driving for 12 months.