Sheffield drink-driver caught after he failed to put on headlights

A boozy motorist was caught over the limit after police spotted him driving without his headlights switched on.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 6:00 am

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on December 5, how Nathan Williams, aged 30, of Fairfax Drive, Woodthorpe, was advised by police to turn his lights on and as they followed him checks revealed there was no male driver on the vehicle policy.Kirsty Pearson, prosecuting, said police followed Williams to a Londis petrol station on City Road, Sheffield, and he failed a drink-drive breath test.

Williams, who has previous convictions, pleaded guilty to exceeding the alcohol drink-drive limit and to driving without a licence and without insurance after the incident on November 21.

Simon Gwynne, defending, said Williams who has mental health issues has been suffering a bereavement after the death of his grandmother.

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Fairfax Drive.

Magistrates fined Williams £120 and ordered him to pay a £32 victim surcharge and £85 costs. He was also banned from driving for three years.