Grantham court: Man banned from driving after his ex-girlfriend called police

Court news
Court news

A Grantham man who failed to complete a breath test at Grantham Police Station had been arrested after his ex-girlfriend called police to complain about him.

Dean Aaron Moore, 26, of Hobart Road, Grantham, admitted failing to provide a specimen for analysis at the police station on December 9.

Prosecuting Marie Stace said police had received a call from a female at 2.15am saying her ex-partner had been banging on her door and he was drunk. Police went to the address where they found Moore sat in the passenger seat of his car. At the station he initially refused to give a breath test, but then tried several times only managing to give partial readings.

Stuart Wild, defending, said Moore and his girlfriend had split up three days before the incident. Moore had drunk a significant amount of vodka before going round to his ex-partner’s house where he had parked the car the previous evening.

Mr Wild said Moore did not know why he should give a breath test as he had not been driving that night and he had had no intention of driving. He said Moore believed he would lose his job at a tyre company if he lost his licence.

Mr Wild added: “He has been totally open about what happened that night and he wishes to apologise to the court for his behaviour.”

Magistrates banned Moore from driving for 12 months. This will be reduced by 12 weeks if he successfully completes a drink driver’s rehabilitation course. He was also fined £220 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £22.