Railway worker given third drink-drive ban

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A railway worker who was caught drink driving for the third time in the space of ten years has been banned from the road for 46 months.

Kyle Anthony Harvey (26) of Station Road, Langwith Junction, was stopped by police in Warsop in the early hours of 7th May.

Driving a high-powered Subaru Impreza, he admitted to police that he had drunk between seven and eight pints of beer.

Appearing before magistrates in Mansfield, the court was told how Harvey had argued with his partner, which caused him to storm out and take the car.

Harvey had no legal representation in court but a probation officer said that he had been under stress lately because of his seven-month-old baby had health issues and had been ‘in and out of hospital’.

Harvey admitted it was a rash decision to take the car and that he did not drink much these days because of regular drug and alcohol testing at work.

The court heard how he had been caught drink-driving twice before, but Harvey said his latest offence was a rash decision that he regretted.

Admitting the charge, along with driving without insurance, the magistrates ordered him to carry out 150 hours community service, pay £85 costs and a £60 surcharge.