Grantham court: Driver banned from roads for four years

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A motorist who drove almost three times over the drink drive limit was banned from the roads for four years.

Shamsuddin Ahamad, 44, of Stoke Rochford Hall, Stoke Rochford, admitted drink driving on November 8 inGrantham.

Prosecutor Daniel Pietryka told Grantham magistrates that Ahamad was seen by police in South Parade driving a Fiat Stylo at an inconsistent speed.

He was swerving across the road and on coming up to traffic lights he was braking too early.

Police stopped him and he failed a roadside breath test.

Chris Pye-Smith, defending, said Ahamad had had a battle and a problem with alcohol, but he had put that behind him.

Mr Pye-Smith said: “He is very disappointed with himself to have lapsed on this one occasion.

“He is somebody who has always held down employment.”

Magistrates were told of two previous related offences by Ahamad and imposed the four-year ban.

They also gave him a community order which included 12 months supervision and a drink-impaired drivers’ programme.

He was ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £60.