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Drink driver crashed car in Gloucester after brakes "locked on"

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 06, 2014

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A DRINK driver who crashed his car told police his brakes had locked on.

After officers saw Michael Davis’s Ford Mondeo on a roundabout in Gloucester, he approached them and told them about the crash, magistrates heard.

But the officers suspected he had been drinking and when he took a roadside test, it showed he was over the limit.

“It as at about 5am when police officers went to the garage near the Wall’s roundabout in Gloucester and they saw a Ford Mondeo which had been involved in some sort of accident,” said Graham Dono, prosecuting.

“It had come to rest on the roundabout.

“A few minutes later they were approached by a man who said the brakes had locked on.

“He failed a roadside breath test and was taken to hospital for a check-up.

“The lower reading of a breath test at the police station was 57 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.”

The legal limit is 35 micrograms.

David Brown, defending, said Green, a dad-of-two, had made a mistake.

“He had consumed some alcohol and thought the time for it to wear off had elapsed,” he said.

“It’s an honest mistake and he knows there are serious repercussions. He is extremely remorseful.”

Davis, 29, of The Green, Bristol Road, Falfield, near Berkeley, admitted one charge of driving with excess alcohol when he appeared before Stroud Magistrates’ Court on Monday, March 3.

He was banned from driving for the minimum period, 12 months, but will be able to get behind the wheel before March 3, 2015 if he successfully completes a drink driver rehabilitation course.

That will earn him a 91 day discount. He must also pay a £400 fine, a £40 victim surcharge and a contribution of £85 towards prosecution costs.

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  • cortezcortez  |  March 06 2014, 9:16PM

    I wouldn't mind betting the back of the car was covered in gaffer tape as well

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