Motorist caught drink-driving for second time

East Riding Magistrates' Court in Beverley.
East Riding Magistrates' Court in Beverley.

A drink-driver caught the attention of police because he was driving with his fog light on, East Riding Magistrates’ Court heard.

Jack Wilson, 30, of Southgate, Market Weighton, was found to be more than two-and-a-half times over the limit while driving to get some takeaway food after a night out in a pub with friends.

Prosecuting, Colette Dixon said police stopped Dixon on the A1079 between Shiptonthorpe and Market Weighton, and that following a roadside breath test he was arrested and taken to Cough Road police station in Hull.

She said the offence was aggravated because Wilson had also been convicted of drink-driving in March 2012 when he was given a 20-month driving ban.

The court heard how, in anticipation of a further driving ban, Wilson had given up his job at Sheridan Granite in West Yorkshire and was currently working in McDonalds because he doesn’t have to drive there.

Defending, Rachael Davis said: “He was in a pub with some friends and had a couple of drinks over a few hours. He made a stupid and impulsive decision to go and get some food believing that he’d be ok to drive.​“​

She added: “He had his fog light on which caused the police to be suspicious.”

Wilson pleaded guilty to the offence. His breath​ ​test reading was 92mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood, the legal limit being 35mg.

He was banned from driving for 40 months, but was told the ban would be reduced by a quarter if he completes a drink-drive rehabilitation course.

He was also fined £200 with £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.