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Barrowford camper van driver jailed
1:52pm Friday 25th May 2012 in Barrowford
A MAN caught drink-driving while camping in the Lakes has been banned from getting behind the wheel of a car for 20 months.
Nicholas Mellin, 23, of Wheatley Lane Road, Barrowford, was stopped by police officers who saw his car hit the kerb while he was driving on Glebe Road, Bowness, just after midnight on May 7.
He was breathalysed and had 78 mgs of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mg.
Mr Mellin, a butcher, told the court he had been camping with friends in the area and was driving to get food.
He said: “I don’t know why I did it. It was just stupid. I’m just glad I didn’t hurt anyone.”
He was fined £140, ordered to pay £100 court costs and disqualified from driving for 20 months, which could reduce by 20 weeks if he completes a rehabilitation course.