Golfer apologises for drink shame at Easton

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A TALENTED golfer broke down in court on Monday as he faced a conviction for drink driving.

Ryan Wallace, 20, of Hill Lane, Birmingham, admitted being over the limit when he ran his car off the road in High Dike, Easton, on July 13.

He called the police after the accident.

He told Grantham Magistrates’ Court: “What I did was selfish, stupid and reckless.

“I put myself in danger and the people that were with me. I’m really sorry for what I’ve done.

“I’ve let my family down; the sacrifices they made I can never repay.”

Wallace, who has ambitions of becoming a professional golfer, said the driving disqualification would impact on his career plans.

Magistrate Graham Harman, disqualifying Wallace for 17 months, said: “This is a very sad case.

“As you’ve said, you have let yourself down.

“In your profession, people look up to you. This sort of behaviour doesn’t go down well at all.

“I hope this is a blip. The bench wish you well in the future.”

Wallace, who recorded a reading of 62mcg in breath when the limit is 35mcg, was fined £110 and made to pay a £15 victim surcharge and £50 towards costs.