Grantham court: Police stop drink driver in uninsured car

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A drink driver was caught in an uninsured vehicle in Grantham.

Finbar Thomas Dunne, 32, of Alexandra Road, Grantham, pleaded guilty to drink driving on Dysart Road on September 22 and driving without insurance.

Prosecutor Daniel Pietryka told the court Dunne was stopped in a Vauxhall Vectra at 11pm by police while he was driving “at some speed”. There were three people in the car and police noticed an opened can of lager behind Dunne. He was taken to thge police station where he took the opportunity to give a urine test which read 163 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of urine. The limit is 100.

Defending, Bill Fraser said the the reading was “not a vast number over the legal limit.” He said Dunne was driving somebody else’s car and was not aware it had not been insured. He said the can of lager belonged to a passenger in the car.

Dunne was disqualified from driving for 12 months, which will be reduced by three months if he completes a drink driving rehabilitation course. He was fined £200 for each offence and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20.