Sunderland drink-driver was three times over limit

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A DRINK driver who was more than three times over the legal limit has been banned from the roads for 30 months.

Adrian Lloyd was stopped in his Audi in Alexandra Road, Grangetown, shortly after leaving the Rosedene pub, Sunderland Magistrates’ Court heard.

“Someone in the pub alerted police,” said prosecutor John McGlone. Lloyd was found to have 128 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath. “The legal limit is 35.”

Lloyd, 51, of Lodgeside Meadow, off Burdon Road, Hall Farm, admitted driving with excess alcohol on August 21.

Joanne Gatens, defending, said in mitigation: “Mr Lloyd is a family man of previous good character.

“He has been brought up short by this experience and has well and truly learned his lesson.”

Lloyd was sentenced to a supervision order of 12 months, banned from driving for 30 months, and ordered to pay fines and costs of £245.

Bench chairman Rose Elliott told him: “We are unable to offer you the option of reducing the ban by taking a rehabilitation course because the reading was so high.

“This could have been a suspended sentence today or possibly custody.”