Three-year ban for drink-driver

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A MAN who was three times the drink-drive limit when he was discovered by police in Skegness has been banned from the road for three years.

Jason David Lamming, 22, of Langton Close, Horncastle, admitted driving with 107 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath on June 26, when he appeared before magistrates at Skegness last week.

The legal limit is just 35 microgrammes.

Miss Marie Stace, prosecuting, said that at about 3am police found Lamming in his car, which was straddling both lanes of Berry Way in Skegness.

Lamming was trying to start the car even though the engine was running and the vehicle was extensively damaged.

There were signs that the car had collided with fir trees in a private garden, which had been reported to the police earlier.

After failing a roadside breath test, Lamming was arrested.

The magistrates heard that Lamming had a previous conviction from January 2008 for driving with excess alcohol.

In mitigation, Mr Saleem Khan said Lamming had lost the opportunity of a driving job because he was inevitably going to lose his licence.

The magistrates sentenced him to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work for the community, disqualified him from driving for three years and ordered him to pay £85 in prosecution costs.