School run dad's drink-drive ban

School run dad's drink-drive ban

A man has been banned from driving for three years after he was more than four times the legal drink-drive limit when going to pick up his child from school.

When Cornwall police stopped 40-year-old motorist Steve Hadley, tests showed he had 152 micrograms of alcohol in his system for every 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35 micrograms per 100ml.

Mr Hadley was stopped on the old A30 road at Indian Queens in mid-Cornwall after police received a tip-off that he had been drinking.

He has now been given a 12-month community order and banned from driving after pleading guilty at Bodmin Magistrates' Court last month to driving while under the influence of alcohol.

The driving ban will be reduced by 36 weeks if he completes a drink-driving rehabilitation course.

Chairman of the bench Barry Gubbin said: "This was a very high reading and you are fully aware of the possible consequences. The word custody was well-used in our (sentencing) discussions."

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