Alford drink-driver banned for 40 months

Court news. EMN-150910-150125001
Court news. EMN-150910-150125001

Craig Nathan Ward, 30, of Seymour Lane in Alford, has been given a community order and banned from driving for 40 months after he admitted driving while almost twice over the drink-drive limit and driving without a valid licence.

Ward appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court on April 12, where he pleaded guilty to driving a Suzuki motorcycle in South Street, Alford, while over the limit on February 20.

He had 202 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of urine. The legal limit is 107 milligrams.

He was given a community order which includes a 14-day ‘drink impaired drivers’ programme, and a requirement to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work the next 12 months, which will be supervised by a responsible officer.

Ward was also ordered to pay £85 in court costs, and a further £60 to fund victim services.

He also pleaded guilty to driving without a valid licence, but he was given no separate penalty for this charge,