Court: Drink-drive lorry driver to lose his job

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A lorry driver faces losing his job after being banned from driving for a year.

Paul Scott of Harrowby Road in Grantham was stopped by police after driving through a red light turning off Springfield Road into Harlaxton Road in Grantham.

The 44-year-old admitted to police he had drunk a couple of beers before getting behind the wheel. A test at the police station revealed Scott was over the drink-drive limit.

Rob Arthur, defending, told the court Scott had got behind the wheel after getting into an argument at home.

He added: “He got himself in a bit of a rage and drove away to calm down. He did not think he would be over the limit but he accepts he was over the limit.”

Mr Arthur told the court Scott had effectively lost his job when admitting the offence due to the mandatory driving ban.

Scott was fined £110 and ordered to pay a surcharge of £20.

He must also pay £85 in costs and was banned from driving for a year.