A 22-YEAR-OLD man charged with drink-driving lost his home in Burton and had to give up his job as a result of his conviction.
Anton Sowter was stopped by police on August 18 in Bridge Street, Uttoxeter, after being seen by officers driving fast.
A breath test showed he had 52 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
At Burton Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Sowter was fined a total of £215 and banned from driving for 14 months.
His defence solicitor, Mark Aspden, said the conviction had caused a ‘detrimental effect’ to him.
He said: “He had a job in Tamworth and had no way of getting there. He has no job at the moment so has insufficient money for a house and has had to move in with his parents.
“I don’t normally feel sorry for drink-drivers but in this case I do.”
Sowter, of Lightfoot Road, Uttoxeter, formerly lived in Stanton Road, Burton.