Roofer drove over the limit

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A ROOFER from Sheffield, whose van crashed into two cars in Dronfield while he was double the drink-drive limit, claimed he took to the wheel to escape attack.

Alix Haddon, aged 23, of Churchdale Road, Frecheville, said a gang of men turned on him after he intervened in a row between a husband and wife in The Green Dragon pub in Dronfield. “He went to his car and drove simply to leave the scene for his own safety,” Bob Bashforth, defending, told Chesterfield magistrates.

Haddon admitted drink-driving last November and was fined £315 and banned for 20 months.

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