Grantham Court: Police arrest drink driver as he tries to start motorbike

Grantham Magistrates Court
Grantham Magistrates Court
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Police arrested a man who tried to ride an off-road motorcycle after drinking three cans of Special Brew.

Michael Roy Robinson, of Ninth Avenue, Grantham, admitted attempting to drive while over the drink drive limit and using a vehicle without insurance.

Prosecuting, Paul Wood said it was after 6pm on October 4 when police were called to a disturbance in Norton Street where there was an altercation between Robinson and his partner. They went to the rear of the property where there is a car park and found Robinson sitting on a 125cc Lifan motorcycle which he was trying to kickstart.

The police took Robinson off the bike and smelled alcohol on him.

He was breathtested and found to be more than twice the legal limit.

He admitted drinking the Special Brew and said he had been in an argument with his partner and had taken the bike round the back.

Defending, Rob Arthur said Robinson had been drinking that day and there was a “verbal altercation” with his partner at her house. He had bought the off-road motorcycle for her and it was not insured.

After the argument he wheeled it round to the back of the terraced house. He tried to start the engine knowing she would be annoyed.

Mr Arthur said: “It has clearly backfired on him.”

Robinson, 31, was disqualified from driving for 20 months, fined £110 for each offence and ordered to pay costs of £40 and a victim surcharge of £20.