Sunderland motorist was more than four times the drink-drive limit

'‹A motorist who was more than four times the legal drink-drive limit has been banned from driving for more than three years.

Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, 10:37 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, 2:36 pm
The case was heard at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court.

Richard Atchison was stopped by officers from Durham Special Constabulary on the A19, near Easington, on April 20.

He failed a roadside breath test and was found to have 148 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

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Atchison, 60, of Piccadilly, Lakeside, Sunderland, admitted drink driving when he appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court earlier this month.

He was given an eight-week prison sentence, which was suspended for 12 months, and was banned from driving for 40 months.