A MOTORIST who drove into the back of a car and was found to be over the legal drink-drive limit was given a 40-month ban when the court was told it was the second time he had been caught.
Nathan Thomas Willis (34) of Forest Street, Kirkby was behind the wheel of a an Audi TT when he collided with a Nissan Micra on the A611 Hucknall Bypass.
There was no damage to the Micra, and only slight damage to his own car.
The police were called and the defendant was breathalysed. He was found to have 59 msgs of alcohol in 100 mls of breath. The legal limit is 35 mcgs.
The Rolls Royce employee pleaded guilty during a hearing at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court.
The court was told how Willis had been on a night out at Nottingham’s Rock City and had consumed three pints of San Miguel lager over the whole night.
Defending, Abbie Edwards, described the defendant as a ‘hard-working professional’ and that his employers were willing to keep him on, despite any ban.
But the court was told that Willis had been caught drink driving in 2006 and given a ban.
The magistrates handed him the 40-month ban and told him to pay a £350 fine, £85 costs and £35 victim surcharge. He was also offered the chance to enter the drink-driver’s awareness course to reduce his ban by 10 months.