Drink-driver must pay Â£275 and gets a 16 month ban
A drink-driver has been banned from the road for 16 months and ordered to pay Â£275.
Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, February 7, how Jordan Dixon, 19, of Preston Avenue, Alfreton, was stopped by police on Victoria Street, at Alfreton.
Prosecuting solicitor Lynn Bickley said: “The circumstances are that on Sunday, January 14, at 12.50am, police observed Dixon driving a Ford Fiesta on Victoria Street, at Alfreton.
“They stopped the vehicle to speak to him and they believed he had been drinking and they asked him to do a roadside breath test which was positive.”
Mrs Bickley added that Dixon registered 56microgrammes of alcohol in 100millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 35microgrammes.
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Dixon pleaded guilty to exceeding the alcohol drink-drive limit.
Magistrates fined Dixon £160 and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.
He was also disqualified from driving for 16 months but if he completes a drink-drive rehabilitation course the ban can be reduced by 17 weeks.