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Chicken sexer will lose job over Stroud drink drive case

By Ben_Falconer  |  Posted: June 02, 2014

Stroud Magistrates Court

Stroud Magistrates Court

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CHICKEN sexer Harry Fenwick will lose his job after being caught drink driving.

Fenwick, 21, was spotted by police as he clipped a kerb with his van in Stroud, and when officers pulled him over he gave a positive breath test, magistrates heard.

“He has been working for five years as a chicken sexer,” said Joan Hughes, defending, after Fenwick pleaded guilty to driving while over the drink drive limit.

“He will lose his job if he loses his licence. He thought he was all right to drive - he had been drinking the previous day.

“He thought enough time had elapsed but it was not the case.”

Earlier, prosecutor Graham Dono said Fenwick was stopped by police in his black 09-registered Vauxhall Astra van at 3.15am on April 18, in Ebley Road.

“As police followed him they observed his vehicle clip the kerb,” Mr Dono told Stroud Magistrates’ Court on Monday, June 2.

“He failed a roadside breath test and he gave a reading of 58 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 35 micrograms.”

Fenwick, of The Butts, Chippenham, admitted drink driving and was banned from driving for 15 months, and ordered to pay a £300 fine, £85 towards prosecution costs, and a £30 victim surcharge.

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  • VladPootin  |  June 03 2014, 11:42AM

    Perhaps he could become a live-in Pheasant Plucker instead?

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  • tishwash  |  June 02 2014, 6:32PM

    "He will lose his job if he loses his licence. He thought he was all right to drive - he had been drinking the previous day." ERM WHAT? He's well over the legal limit, and he was caught at 3am in the morning, come on pull the other one! Convictions like this need consequences otherwise they're needless and won't put people off?

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  • Justica  |  June 02 2014, 6:19PM

    Excuses, excuses. Didn't you think of the consequences or had you got away with on numerous other occasions ? We won't die because we are one chicken sexer less, but someone could if you continue to drink drive.

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