Grantham court: Phone call from pub lead to drink driver being stopped

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A drink driver was caught after a phone call was made to police from the pub where he has been drinking.

Paul William Bunn, 36, of Hurst Crescent, Barrowby, admitted drink driving on December 13 at Grantham Magistrates Court.

Prosecutor Marie Stace told the court that just after 5pm a phone call was made to the police from the Blue Bull in Westgate, Grantham, to say a man was driving his car after drinking in the pub.

Bunn was stopped in his Mitsubishi Shogun on Dysart Road by police and he told them he had drunk a pint. He gave a positive blood test of 95 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood at the police station.

The legal limit is 80 milligrammes

Defending, Jane Bauer told the court that Bunn had no issue with the facts given.

She said he was in the process of setting up his own business and was not on benefits.

The magistrates disqualified him from driving for 12 months and fined him £110. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £20.

Bunn agreed to take a drink driver’s rehabilitation course which will reduce his ban by three months if he successfully completes it.