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Man caught over the limit while in town for drink-drive course

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A Leeds man was arrested for drink-driving shortly after finishing an alcohol awareness session.

Louis Goodison had completed the first day of the course in the seaside town of Scarborough, with the aim of reducing the length of an earlier suspension.

But following the session on February 6th this year, Goodison was spotted driving erratically by police.

When officers pulled him over, the defendant immediately admitted that he had been drinking and was currently disqualified.

The offence was even more curious given that his pregnant partner had driven him the 70 mile distance to attend the session.

Scarborough Magistrates Court heard that the 27-year-old had signed up to the voluntary classes in the hope of getting his licence back more quickly (he was previously banned from the road in 2014.)

Last week, Goodison pleaded guilty to four charges, including driving while over the limit and driving while disqualified.

He was also handed a suspended prison sentence, ordered to complete 100 hours’ unpaid work and pay £165 in costs and charges.

Passing sentence, the bench said: “You won’t be surprised to know that you are not being offered the drink drive rehabilitation course again.”

If you are facing drink-driving charges, it is important to seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity to ensure the best possible representation. For further details about how Lester Morrill’s road traffic team can help you, please contact us.

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