Man who crashed into parked car was over drink drive limit

Cambridge magistrates court.

Cambridge magistrates court. - Credit: Archant

A Hartford man has been given a temporary driving ban after he was involved in a collision while nearly four times over the drink drive limit and while looking after a child.

Jubin George, of Othello Close, gave a reading of 128 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when he hit a parked car in Buttsgrove Way on September 14.

The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Last Tuesday (October 18) at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court, George pleaded guilty to a charge of drink driving and a second charge of being drunk in charge of a child under the age of seven.

The court heard that George had been on the way home to his house following a celebration when the incident happened.

Delia Matthews, prosecuting, said: “A witness said she was locking up for the night when she saw a red car involved in a collision with a parked car. There was smoke coming from inside the car and the airbag had been deployed.”

Chairman of the bench, Simona Rockall, was told the witness opened the car’s passenger side door and saw that there was a child sitting in the back seat and called 999.

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“Police arrived and found there were two bottles of vodka in the car, one of which was empty,” added Ms Matthews.

“The child was out of the car and the defendant was still unstable on his feet.”

It was revealed that the child in the car had a large bump to the head as a result of the collision.

In mitigation, Joseph McKenna said that the 38-year-old is a “loving father” and is “the main bread winner of the family” in his job as a team leader and a print operator making print heads.

Mr McKenna added: “Mr George is not someone that drinks to get drunk very often. It was a national holiday; he did consume alcohol and a great deal more than he is used to.”

George was given an interim driving ban until he is sentenced and was told not have any unsupervised contact with a child under the age of 16 unless directed by social care.

He was ordered to return to the court on November 11 where he will be sentenced for the two charges.