Neyland drink driver has a 'guilty conscience'
1:30pm Sunday 17th June 2012 in News
A NEYLAND man handed himself into the police because his guilty conscience got the better of him, magistrates were told on Tuesday.
Craig Power, aged 29, of College Park, admitted driving while he had 86 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath on May 13. The legal limit is 35mgs.
The court heard that at 12.42am, police received a 999 call from Power who told the operator that he had been drink driving.
Prosecutor Gerald Neave said that after an argument, Power got into his car and drove 300 yards down the street before realising what he was doing was wrong.
When police went to charge Power, he admitted clipping his neighbour’s wing mirror, added Mr Neave.
Mark Layton, defending, said: “Power’s conscience got the better of him when he, rather unusually but quite properly, admitted he caused an accident.
“He clipped a wing mirror, and he felt guilty.”
Power was fined £360, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 surcharge.
Magistrates also disqualified him from driving for 18 months.