Sheffield learner-driver banned for drink-driving

A learner-driver has been banned from the road after he was caught drink-driving.

Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 10:09 am
Updated Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 10:10 am

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on March 19 how Daniel Gordon, 19, of Badger Road, Sheffield, was seen by police driving a VW Golf on Eastbank Road, Sheffield, and checks showed the vehicle had no valid insurance.

Robert Coyne, prosecuting, said: “Police signalled for the car to stop but it continued.”

Mr Coyne added that the car was seen bouncing off the kerb and once it had stopped police discovered Gordon was a learner driver with only a provisional driving licence.

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Police caught a learner-driver over the alcohol drink-drive limit in Sheffield.

Gordon pleaded guilty to exceeding the alcohol drink-drive limit, driving without insurance and without a full licence after the incident on February 9.

He told the court he regretted his actions and that he had been on a learner's policy but the insurance was cancelled.

Gordon was fined £240 and must pay a £32 victim surcharge. He was banned from driving for 12 months.