Mark Young, 61, admits drink driving after being stopped on Croft Road in Swindon
He received a 24-month driving ban and £200 fine
A 61-year-old man has been banned from driving after pleading guilty to drink driving.
Appearing before Swindon Magistrates Court yesterday (28/04), Mark Nicholas Young, 61, of The Old Dairy, Swindon Road, Wroughton admitted driving his car along Croft Road in Swindon on 27 April whilst over the legal limit.
A roadside breath test indicated that he had 63 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the legal limit of 35 micrograms.
Young was disqualified from driving for 24 months, fined £200, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £34 surcharge.
He was also offered the chance to take part in a drink-driving rehabilitation course which will reduce his disqualification by 24 weeks if successfully completed.
PC Sam Bridgeman said: “There is never an excuse to drink and drive. If you get behind the wheel whilst over the limit, your ability to drive is dangerously impaired - not only putting your own life at risk but also endangering those around you.
“The message is clear, if you are a drink driver, you will ultimately be caught and face justice. Equally you will have to live with the consequences of that decision, if you are involved in a serious accident - it’s simply not worth it.”