A Sutton man has been banned from the roads after driving down a stretch of the A38 which had been closed by the police.
Craig Peppard (28), of Verone Drive, was stopped by police after he drove past the scene of an earlier accident on 15th June, Mansfield Magistrates’ Court was told on Wednesday, 2nd July.
Police had cordoned off the road to prevent vehicles from driving past the scene, but defence lawyers said Peppard did not realise the road had been closed until he was flagged down by police.
The Kings Mill Hospital worker was then breathalysed and found to be over the limit.
He was banned from driving for 24 months and fined £250. He was also ordered to pay £85 in court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.