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Driver Banned for Drink Driving in Huddersfield

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It has been revealed that a 25 year old driver drunk drove to McDonald’s after originally being refused service because she wasn’t in a car and therefore couldn’t use the drive-through.

The driver from Almondbury near Huddersfield was caught by police in the early hours of March 8th, driving erratically; and according to reports when they signalled for her to stop; she swerved and hit a curb.

A subsequent breath test found that the driver was nearly three times over the legal limit; having recorded 100 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millimetres of blood. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes in 100 millimetres of blood.

Following the court case, the driver was handed a two year driving ban, a one year community order which includes a 15 day activity requirement which will address her alcohol consumption, and ordered to conduct 40 hours of unpaid work.

If you have been arrested for drink driving; the road traffic solicitors at Lester Morrill will be able to help you through the case.

Our specialist solicitors in Yorkshire will look to identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, including inappropriate behaviour by police, who are legally bound to follow strict procedures; whilst for those drivers who wish to plead guilty for such a charge, or are found guilty following a trial, we will ensure that you receive the most lenient sentence in the circumstances.

At Lester Morrill, we will also advise you on whether there are any mitigating circumstances which can result in you avoiding disqualification. These circumstances are known as ‘special reasons’ and narrowly defined in law and complicated to establish – for example, ‘spiked’ drinks or shortness of distance travelled.