Drove through police cones

Court news.
Court news.

A 49-year-old Skegness man, who drove through cones and signs erected by police following a serious road accident on Roman Bank, was more than double the alcohol limit, a court has been told.

David Marlow of Burgh Road, admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court.

The court was told that in the early hours of May 14 there had been a serious accident on Roman Bank in Ingoldmells and police had erected traffic cones and road signs to close the 

At about 2.20am, Marlow drove up in his Ford Focus car and appeared not to see the cones and signs, and drove straight through them for about 100 metres before he realised the police were waving at him.

It was said that he had clearly been drinking and was given a breath test which was positive. He gave a reading of 92 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Mitigating, Gordon Holt said this appeared to have been very much out of character for Marlow.

He said Marlow had been to help his son out with his car and then they had gone for a drink.

“One thing led to another and it ended up at two in the morning, with him quite drunk and deciding to drive home,” said Mr Holt.

Last Tuesday, Marlow was fined £185 and ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

He was disqualified from driving for two years but was offered the drink-drivers’ rehabilitation scheme, which would reduce the period of disqualification by six months.