Moped rider caught drink-driving in Chesterfield

Pictured is Chesterfield magistrates' court.
Pictured is Chesterfield magistrates' court.

A moped rider who was stopped by police for riding aggressively in Chesterfield town centre was found to be over the alcohol drink-drive limit.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, January 13, how Martin Cameron Waddington, 18, of Poolsbrook Road, Chesterfield, was stopped on Market Square, Chesterfield, by police and underwent a roadside breath test.

Prosecuting solicitor Rod Chapman said: “Officers noticed Mr Waddington riding in Market Square and they stopped him about 4.35am, on December 18, because he was driving aggressively and inappropriately for a cobbled surface.

“He admitted having a number of alcoholic drinks the previous evening and he was given a roadside breath test which he failed.”

Waddington was taken to the police station, according to Mr Chapman, where he recorded a reading of 61microgrammes of alcohol in 100millilitres of breath when the limit is 35microgrammes.

The defendant, who is of previous good character, pleaded guilty to exceeding the alcohol drink-drive limit after the incident on December 18, last year.

Magistrates fined Waddington £120 and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

He was also banned from driving for 17 months and given an option take a drink-drive rehabilitation course to reduce the ban by 18 weeks.