Distressed drink-driver who was twice the legal-limit crashed into a wall

A troubled man was caught over twice the legal drink-drive limit after he had crashed into a wall.

Saturday, 31st March 2018, 2:16 pm
Updated Saturday, 31st March 2018, 2:20 pm
A drink-driving breathalyser.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on March 28 how Luke Cameron, 37, of Hickinwood Lane, Clowne, had been boozing before he decided to visit his former partner and was involved in a collision on High Street, at Whitwell.

Becky Allsop, prosecuting, said the defendant crashed into a wall and the airbag had deployed.

She added: “He said he had been drinking beer and spirits from 3pm that afternoon and he got home and decided to visit his partner in Whitwell and collided with a wall and a gas box.”

Cameron registered 90microgrammes of alcohol in 100millilitres of breath, according to the court, when the legal limit is 35microgrammes.

He pleaded guilty to exceeding the alcohol drink-drive limit after the incident on March 11.

Kirsty Sargent, defending, said Cameron has never properly addressed the breakdown of a previous marriage and he had been upset after the collapse of his latest relationship and he is dealing with other personal issues.

Magistrates fined Cameron £300 and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

He was also disqualified from driving for 22 months.