Man drove car into ditch after row
A RAMSEY man who drove his car into a ditch after a domestic row had been more than twice the legal drink-drive limit at the time, a court heard last week. Peter Semourson, 38, of Charles Close, Ramsey, pleaded guilty to drink driving at Huntingdon Magist
A RAMSEY man who drove his car into a ditch after a domestic row had been more than twice the legal drink-drive limit at the time, a court heard last week.
Peter Semourson, 38, of Charles Close, Ramsey, pleaded guilty to drink driving at Huntingdon Magistrates' Court on Thursday and was disqualified from driving for three years.
Nicola Ebbs, prosecuting, told the court the police had been called to Abbots Ripton Road, Huntingdon at midnight on November 11. A Renault was in a ditch at the side of the road. Semourson was at the scene, and admitted he was the driver of the car and had been drinking. He later gave a positive breath test of 85 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.
Representing himself, Semourson told the court: "I had been involved in an alcohol-fuelled domestic row and I wanted to get away from it so I drove. I made a wrong decision. I went back to the scene the next day and it was shocking. I am just glad that no one was injured and I am very, very, sorry."
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Semourson, a former security guard at Huntingdon Life Sciences, agreed to attend a drink-drive rehabilitation course to reduce his ban period by nine months.
Semourson was also ordered to pay £55 prosecution costs. No separate penalty was issued for another offence of driving without insurance.
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