Drink-driver caught by police in Duckmanton

Chesterfield magistrates' court.
Chesterfield magistrates' court.
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A motorist who told a court he does not normally have booze was caught drink-driving.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court recently heard how Steven Chambers, 58, was followed by police who spotted him weaving over a white line on Inkersall Road, Duckmanton.

Prosecuting solicitor Neil Hollett told the August 25 hearing a Vauxhall Astra was seen by police and it was weaving in the road and it stopped.

Chambers, of Carlton Gate Drive, Kiveton Park, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to exceeding the alcohol drink-drive limit after the incident on August 6.

He said: “I don’t normally drink. I’d had three pints and I am not a drinker. I am sorry for wasting the court’s time.”

Magistrates fined Chambers £173 and he must pay a £20 victim surcharge, £85 costs and a £150 court charge. He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.