Drink driver banned from the roads for three years
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A drink driver stopped by police in Chippenham has been banned from the roads for three years.
Matthew Dagger, 35, of Chandler Close, Bath, was stopped by police in Hungerdown Lane, Chippenham, on the afternoon of 1 June 2021.
The officers were concerned about his manner of driving and, when they spoke to him realised his eyes were glazed and he smelt of alcohol.
They carried out a roadside breath test, followed by a further test in custody, and it recorded 65 micrograms of alcohol when the legal limit is 36.
Dagger appeared at Salisbury Magistrates Court last week (24/09) and pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal alcohol limit.
He was disqualified from driving for 36 months, fined £120 and ordered to pay additional costs and surcharges totalling £119.
Drink driving is one of the fatal four factors that increase the risk of road users being significantly injured or killed if involved in a road traffic collision.
If you suspect someone of drink or drug driving then please then please call 101 and give as much information as possible, including the driver's details or description and their car registration. If you believe that a crime is being committed and somebody is already behind the wheel then please call 999.