Booze-fuelled motorist was spotted driving through Sheffield in a smashed-up car

A boozed-up motorist was brought to justice after he was spotted driving a damaged car in Sheffield city centre.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 3:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 2:48 pm

Jonathan Fusco, aged 22, of Thorpe House Rise, Sheffield, was initially seen by another motorist allegedly going through a red light before turning into West Street, according to a Chesterfield magistrates' hearing.

Prosecuting solicitor Robert Coyne told the hearing on January 23: “As he turned he saw the vehicle showed signs of damage and he thought the driver was drunk.”

Fusco parked a short distance away, according to Mr Coyne, and he got out and a member of the public moved the car because it was blocking the road.

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Police described the Renault Clio as having scrapes and damage to the offside bumper, a rear brake light and to an offside window and the front offside tyre was completely flat.

Fusco pleaded guilty to exceeding the alcohol drink-drive limit after the incident on December 21.

The defendant registered 60 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes, according to the court.

Fusco told the court he accepted everything and he was really sorry.

He added that he had felt able to drive and he had gone out to look for his phone because he had lost it.

Magistrates fined Fusco £120 and ordered him to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Fusco was also disqualified from driving for 17 months but this ban can be reduced by 17 weeks if he completes a drink-drive rehabilitation course.