Oswaldtwistle driver was over the limit

MARCUS James Davis, 30, of Lower Aspen Lane, Oswaldtwistle, was fined £110, ordered to pay £105 costs, and banned from driving for 17 months, by Blackburn magistrates after pleading guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

The court heard Davis was stopped the morning after he had been drinking, and gave a reading of 72, against the legal limit of 35.

Imran Hussain, defending, said his client had not deliberately driven with excess alcohol, but accepted it was his responsibility to make sure he was below the limit.

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7:28pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Info-warrior says...

Instead of giving out various lengths of bans for drink driving why don't they just forfeit the licence keep the doctors tests as they are but then to get the licence back you must start from scratch and retake the test. It stops confusion and creates a stronger deterrent than just a ban and fine.

Am sure that personal cercumstances are taken into account by the mags when they dish out their sentence. If somebody is unemployed and caught drink driving a custodial sentence or lengthier ban is more likely than for somebody who has a 40k plus wage coming in every week who can afford a bigger fine and costs rather than the unemployed joe in the street or low paid workers.

If my idea was used we wouldn't have a two tier sentence plan on drink driving. Rich or poor my idea is fair but guess who woudn't want it to be fair. The ones who tell the sheeple what to do say eat and don't question anything.
Instead of giving out various lengths of bans for drink driving why don't they just forfeit the licence keep the doctors tests as they are but then to get the licence back you must start from scratch and retake the test. It stops confusion and creates a stronger deterrent than just a ban and fine. Am sure that personal cercumstances are taken into account by the mags when they dish out their sentence. If somebody is unemployed and caught drink driving a custodial sentence or lengthier ban is more likely than for somebody who has a 40k plus wage coming in every week who can afford a bigger fine and costs rather than the unemployed joe in the street or low paid workers. If my idea was used we wouldn't have a two tier sentence plan on drink driving. Rich or poor my idea is fair but guess who woudn't want it to be fair. The ones who tell the sheeple what to do say eat and don't question anything. Info-warrior

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