Landlord caught near double limit

A PUB landlord has been banned from the road after being reported to police for drink-driving by a local shopkeeper. Jerry Long, landlord of The Old Sun pub in St Neots, admitted driving at almosttwice the legal alcohol limit last month. Huntingdon Magist

A PUB landlord has been banned from the road after being reported to police for drink-driving by a local shopkeeper.

Jerry Long, landlord of The Old Sun pub in St Neots, admitted driving at almosttwice the legal alcohol limit last month.

Huntingdon Magistrates' Court heard how a local shopkeeper had previously reported to police that Long, 60, was a regular drink-driver.

Prosecutor John Nooijen told the court how the shopkeeper had been asked to report Long the next time he was seen behind the wheel.

On the evening of June 7, Long was again reported to police by the shopkeeper.

Police stopped Long's car outside the Eaton Oak pub in Great North Street, St Neots.

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At the police station Long record a reading of 156 milligrammes of blood in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 80 milligrammes.

Representing himself, Long told the court: "I am very sorry for the inconvenience."

Long, of Huntingdon Street, St Neots, said he did not need his car to go to work.

Magistrates banned Long from the road for 16 months and fined him £140, plus £60 prosecution costs.

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