Drink-driver’s car was missing wheel

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A DRIVER, whose car was seen on the town’s CCTV to have a wheel missing, gave police a positive breath test.

David Kennedy, 27, of Eudo Road, Skegness, admitted driving with excess alcohol and without insurance or a driving licence on Roman Bank, Ingoldmells on August 2.

Skegness magistrates heard that after the police were informed of the Vauxhall Vectra, which had apparently been involved in an accident, they gave the driver, Kennedy, a breath test which was positive, and he was arrested.

At the police station he gave a reading of 84 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He admitted to them that he had drunk several vodkas.

Kennedy told the magistrates it was a ‘silly thing’ which had happened after an argument.

He was fined a total of £200 with £85 in court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

He was also disqualified from driving for 18 months and was offered the drink drivers’ rehabilitation course which would have reduced his disqualification period by four months, but he refused it.