Boozed-up Sheffield driver banned from the roads

A booze-fuelled motorist has been banned from the road after he was caught driving at over twice the drink-drive limit.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Monday, 17th February 2020, 6:06 pm

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard today, Thursday, February 13, how Daymon Victor Pickering, 27, of Ravenscroft Drive, Richmond, failed a roadside breath test after he was seen driving by police on Errington Road, Arbourthorne, on January 15.

Mark Hughes, prosecuting, said Pickering was taken into custody and he provided breath samples and registered 84 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Pickering pleaded guilty to exceeding the alcohol drink-drive limit.

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A drink-drive breathalyser.

He told the court he was sorry for wasting everyone’s time.

Magistrates fined Pickering £270 and ordered him to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

He was also disqualified from driving for 17 months but his ban can be reduced by about four months if he completes a drink-drive rehabilitation course.