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Three pints led to driving ban

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 08, 2014

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A 64-YEAR-OLD has been banned from driving for 16 months.

Keith Pointon, of George Walker Court, Burton, appeared before the town’s magistrates.

Sue Haynes, prosecuting, said: “At 11.30pm on April 16 in Waterloo Street, police noticed a vehicle which they described as ‘pulling out without any observation by the driver.’ Officers followed it and described it as going over the white lines and narrowly missing a BMW.”

Pointon gave a positive roadside breath test, with 58 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Terence Perry, defending, said: “Apart from speeding many years ago he has a clear driving licence and has never been to court before in his life. He had been to the local pub and had three pints of Bass and thought he was safe to drive home.”

Pointon, a self-employed gardener, was made to pay costs in addition to a £215 fine and the ban.

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