Cops act on drink driver tip-off

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

A motorist has been disqualified for 17 months after a neighbour reported him for drink-driving.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how Robert Clayton, 41, of South Street North, New Whittington, Chesterfield, was spotted by a neighbour as he returned home in his car under the influence of alcohol.

Prosecuting solicitor Angela Hadfield said: “Officers went to South Street North after a report from a neighbour that Clayton had returned under the influence of alcohol.”

Clayton admitted drinking and was taken to the police station where he was recorded over the drink-drive limit after the incident in August.

Clayton pleaded guilty to exceeding the drink-drive limit. He said he had a row with his girlfriend and drove home to stop the row escalating. Magistrates banned him from driving for 17 months, fined him £270 and ordered him to pay a £27 victim surcharge and £85 costs.