Van driver was four times over drink-driving limit

Van driver was four times over drink-driving limit

Van driver was four times over drink-driving limit

First published in News

A MOTORIST caught more than four times over the legal drink driving limit has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Mark Bridgeford, of Aspinall Grove, Worsley, admitted driving a Mercedes sprinter van in Bolton on June 6, while under the influence of alcohol.

A reading showed he had 154 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath — the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

He also admitted causing damage to another vehicle and failing to stop, taking the van without consent and driving without insurance.

He was sentenced to a three-month jail term suspended for 12 months. He was ordered to carry our 150 hours of unpaid work, banned from driving for three years, ordered to pay £549 compensation, an £80 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.

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