Police lay in wait for boozed-up motorist


Police lay in wait for a motorist outside his home following a tip-off he had been drink-driving.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday how Ian Steventon, 69, of Thornbridge Crescent, Chesterfield, was approached by police as he pulled on to his drive.

Ian Shaw, prosecuting, said: “Police were made aware a driver may have been under the influence of alcohol. Police checked the registration and found Steventon’s address and waited a short distance away.”

Mr Shaw added Steventon recorded 46 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. Steventon pleaded guilty to exceeding the drink-drive limit after the incident in December.

He said he was “disgusted” with himself and had been depressed after retiring. Magistrates fined Steventon £150 and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge. He was disqualified from driving for 12 months.