Disqualification for dad who drove over limit

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A BUSINESSMAN who was driving his son to have lunch was arrested after failing a roadside breath test.

Terence McCartney, 53, of Church Lane, Welby, was stopped by officers in the car park of The Farrier, in Harlaxton Road, Grantham, just after 3.10pm on February 16.

He admitted that he had drunk a pint earlier that afternoon before collecting his son so they could meet his wife at the pub.

He recorded a reading of 45mcg in 100ml of breath, which is 10mcg over the legal drink drive limit.

Rob Arthur, defending, said that officers intially stopped McCartney to check his insurance, which was all in order.

He said: “This has very serious consequences for Mr McCartney, who after 20 years as a contracts manager recently set up his own business.”

In his new role he was planning to drive around 40,000 miles every year.

Mr Arthur added: “He’s not going to be able to do that now.”

McCartney was disqualified for 12 months with the chance of reducing the ban by three months on completion of a course.

He was also fined £400 and ordered to pay £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge.