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.