Grantham court: Motorcyclist crashed after downing pints of cider

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A motorcyclist who crashed his bike was found to be over the drink-driving limit.

Ben Walster of Manor Drive, Great Gonerby, came off his bike in Grantham Road, Sudbrook on April 12. He then failed a road-side breath test.

Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting, said: “In interview he told police he had been into town and had one pint of lager before returning home. When he got home he had an argument with his partner so decided to go back into town where he drank between six and eight pints of cider.

“He returned home but continued to argue with his partner so decided to leave the house to get away. He lost control on the corner of Grantham Road and Sudbrook Road and crashed the bike on that corner.”

Walster admitted drink-driving. Grantham magistrates were told Walster only held a provisional licence to ride a motorbike.

Rory Macmillan, defending, said getting on the bike was a “very bad decision and one he says he regrets 100 per cent”.

Walster, 27, denied a second charge of driving without insurance. The case was adjourned until June 18 to allow Walster time to produce the proof of his insurance. He was released on unconditional bail and given an interim driving ban.