Drink-driver is banned from the road for nearly four years

A motorist has been banned from driving for nearly four years after he was caught nearly three times over the drink-drive limit.

Monday, 16th May 2016, 11:19 am
Updated Monday, 16th May 2016, 12:21 pm
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Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Friday, May 6, how Jason Ellams, 28, of Shuttlewood Road, Bolsover, was stopped by police and given a roadside drink-drive test on Harvey Court, in Bolsover.

Prosecuting solicitor Sarah Haslam said: “He was driving on Harvey Court, in Bolsover, and was stopped and police went over to him and they smelled alcohol and asked him to take a roadside test which he failed.”

Ellams pleaded guilty to exceeding the alcohol drink-drive limit after the incident just after 11pm, on April 18.

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The court heard how Ellams recorded 102microgrammes of alcohol in 100millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 35microgrammes.

Defence solicitor Kirsty Sargent said there had been no evidence of bad driving and Ellams had only been stopped because of his behaviour.

Magistrates sentenced Ellams to a 12 month community order with 120 hours of unpaid work and banned him from driving for 45 months.

He must also pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.