Drink driver caught while chatting on mobile in Mansfield

Mansfield Magistrates Court.
Mansfield Magistrates Court.

An Alfreton man was caught just over the drink drive limit in Mansfield town centre while chatting on his mobile phone, a court heard.

Police spotted Aiden Johnson’s Landrover Freelander coming down the ramp from the Wilko car park, on Leeming Street, at 3.15am, on October 29.

A test revealed he had 48 micrgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

The 23-year-old, of Leamoor Road, Somercotes, admitted driving while over the limit when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Thursday.

Johnson, who has no previous convictions, was fined £300, and must pay a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

He was banned for 14 months, but was offered a drink drive rehab course which will reduce the length of his disqualification by 106 days if completed by July 2018.