A MAN who failed to stop for police near Tenby last Tuesday afternoon, June 11, while more than seven times the drink-drive limit, has been jailed for three months.

To stop the driver police had to deploy a stinger, which punctured the driver's tyres.

When tested by police, the man was found to have 247 microgrammes of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.

The man was taken into custody for failing to stop, as well as driving while disqualified, positive breath test and having no insurance.

Pembrokeshire Road Policing Unit was assisted by teams from Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.

Fifty-year-old Richard Edmond Cary, of Brynhoffnant, Ceredigion, was jailed for three months at Llanelli magistrates on Friday, June 14, when he admitted drink driving; failing to stop when required; driving while disqualified, and driving with no insurance.

He was also disqualified from driving to June 2022, and ordered to pay a victim of crime surcharge of £115.


Police were initially made aware of a possible drink-driver travelling west from St Clears

Attempts were later made to stop the car on the A477, the driver failing to stop, leading to a pursuit, which ended in a ‘stinger’ being used to puncture the car’s tyres in the village of Wooden, near Tenby.