Diabetic drinker is banned from the road for 16 months

09-0565-2''Mansfield Magistrates Court
09-0565-2''Mansfield Magistrates Court

A diabetic who was caught drink driving in Sutton has been banned from the road for 16 months.

Byron Gaston Fraser (59) of Beech Street, Sutton, was spotted by police in a silver Jaguar swerving across the road.

He was found to have 58mcgs of alcohol in 100mls of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

Admitting a charge of driving while over the limit, he appeared before magistrates without a solicitor.

Asked if he would like to explain his actions, he said: “It was silly, I’m disabled and totally dependent on my car.

“I don’t usually drink because I’m diabetic and should not have been driving.”

As well as the ban, he was fined £110 and made to pay another £105 in costs.