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Grantham court: Teenager drove to closed shop drunk




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Court news.

An 18-year-old who drove drunk to a shop walking distance from his home, which was already closed, has been disqualified from driving for 22 months.

Jake Wood of Sidney Street, Grantham, pleaded guilty to driving over the alcohol limit and by doing so breaching a 12 month conditional discharge imposed on February 23 for being drunk and disorderly.

Magistrates heard how at 1.50am on April 4, officers noticed a Skoda Fabia make a sharp turn into Keats Avenue, and after they stopped the vehicle various passengers fled.

The driver, Wood, remained in the car and admitted that he had been drinking. He failed a roadside breath test and at the police station gave a reading of 85 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the legal limit.

Wood, who only passed his driving test in October, on the night in question decided after drinking at home to drive to Tesco, even though it was only around the corner and ‘a distance he could have walked’ noted Simon Cobb, defending.

When Wood realised en route that the shop would already be shut, he made the sharp turn which caught the police’s attention.

Mr Cobb added that the apprentice electrician had been about to start driving as part of his work, and although he liked to drink a lot with his friends at the weekends he does not have an alcohol problem.

Wood can reduce his 22 month driving ban by 22 weeks if he passes a drink driver rehabilitation course, and his conditional discharge was allowed to continue.

The teenager must also pay a £160 fine, £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.



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