Magistrates impose lengthy ban on drink driver


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A drunk driver who was more than twice over the legal limit has been banned from driving for 20 months.

Colin Osborne, 45, of Longlands Court, Ramsey, drove his Vauxhall Astra to a house in Molesworth after drinking heavily on the evening of July 15.

He was found to have 84 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit is 35. He pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol at the magistrates’ court, in Huntingdon, on July 31 and the case was adjourned for sentencing until Tuesday (August 25).

At sentencing he was ordered to pay prosecution costs of £85, a court charge of £150 and £60 victim surcharge and banned from the roads for 20 months.

Osborne was also told to complete a community order within 12 months including 60 hours of unpaid work and a 15 day rehabilitation requirement.