Erractic Indicators Gave Away Drink Driver

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Drink Drive

A drink driver came to the attention of police because of the way his indicators went off randomly, a court heard.

Lincoln magistrates were told officers were on North Kelsey Road when they spotted the defendant’s car coming the other way.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said the right hand indicator came on despite the car traveling straight ahead.

“The left hand indicator came on and the rear fog lamp was lit. The vehicle was stopped, the driver identified himself, and a road side breath test showed he had 60mg of alcohol in his breath. The legal limit is 35mg.”

The 24 year old from Market Rasen, pleaded guilty to drink driving on June 27.

Gordon Holt, representing, said the defendant had been to a pub about three or four miles from his home and although he had driven there, he was promised a lift home.

“A friend who was due to give him a lift was not there, he tried to get a taxi without success, so he took the risk to drive the short journey,” Mr Holt said.

Magistrates banned the man from driving for 12 months, with a three month reduction if he completes a rehabilitation course. He was also fined £150 and ordered to pay £30 costs and a £15 surcharge.