Derbyshire teenager drove while drunk after row with brother

A Derbyshire teen was caught drunk behind the wheel following a row with his brother, a court heard.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 4:50 pm
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 4:31 pm

Charley Arun Hobday admitted drink driving when he appeared before Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, January 15, after he was stopped by police outside his home.

Hobday, 18, of The Duke’s Drive, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell, was reported to police by his brother after he got into a car and drove following an argument, the court heard.

He was stopped by police in the early hours of December 21 following a search of the area.

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Charley Hobday was banned from driving by Chesterfield Magistrates' Court

Prosecuting, Becky Allsop said: “Police received a call from a family member of Mr Hobday’s that he had driven from Bakewell after he had been drinking.

“His vehicle wasn’t at his address when officers went round but was seen to return about half an hour later. They conducted a positive roadside breath test.”

Hobday blew 43 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, when the legal limit is 35, and had only had a licence for four months.

Mitigating, Denney Lau said: “It’s very sad to see someone before the court who is of previous good character.

“Usually when he goes out he doesn’t drink and he’s usually the designated driver. He was out with friends and pressure was put on him to drink.

“Then there was a fallout with his brother who rang the police out of concern.”

Hobday was banned from driving for 12 months. He was also fined £120 and ordered to pay £85 prosecution costs and a £32 victim surcharge.