Driving ban for drink drive dad
1:30pm Sunday 12th August 2012 in News
A father of four, who was caught driving while almost three times over the legal limit, was banned from getting behind the wheel for three years by Haverfordwest magistrates last Tuesday.
Peter David Jones, aged 31, of Church View, Amroth, admitted driving with 91 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, on July 1st. The legal limit is 35mgs.
The court heard that Jones was disqualified from driving for 20 months in 2009 for a similar offence.
Prosecutor Ellie Morgan said that Jones was stopped after a police officer spotted him leaving the Sands nightclub car park, in Saundersfoot, at 2am.
James Subbiani, defending, said that Jones “made an error in judgement” when he decided to get behind the wheel.
He said: “When Mr Jones woke up at his friend’s house, he thought it was later than it was and more time had passed since he stopped drinking.”
Julie Norman, who carried out a probation report on Jones, said the selfemployed carpenter would suffer considerably from the loss of his licence.
She said: “He made the wrong decision to go home.
He chose to drive and is going to pay the consequences today.”
Jones was given a community order with 120 hours unpaid work, and ordered to pay £85 costs by magistrates.
He was also disqualified from driving for 36 months.