Ripley man banned for drink driving
A Ripley man who took the wheel after drinking almost three times the legal limit is under “house arrest” at night.
Police on patrol in Church Lane, South Wingfield, stopped a Ford Fiesta at 1am on December 22.
Driver Ashley Dixon smelled of alcohol and he was arrested after he failed a roadside breathalyser test.
“He was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred,” Sarah Haslam, prosecuting, told magistrates sitting at Chesterfield.
Dixon was then taken to a police station where he gave a reading of 101mcgs of alcohol in 100mls of breath.
Mrs Haslam said the intoxilyser reading was almost three times the legal limit of 35mcgs.
Dixon, 20, of Ash Crescent, admitted a charge of drink-driving and was banned from driving for two years.
The justices also imposed a 7pm to 7am curfew for 16 weeks and he must pay a £60 surcharge to a victims-of-crime fund, plus £85 court costs.
Dixon’s disqualification will be reduced to 18 months if he successfully completes a drink-driving rehabilitation course, the magistrates told him.
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