Warsop drink driver hit lamp post to miss bird

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A WARSOP man was caught drink driving after crashing into a lamp post when swerving to miss a pheasant, a court was told.

Dani Hague, of Woodland Grove, was breathalysed by police following the incident on 30th November and gave a reading of 75mcg in 100ml of breath.The legal limit is 35mcg.

In interview the 27-year-old told officers he was driving along Netherfield Lane at about 45mph and crashed into a lamp post to avoid a pheasant in the road.

Magistrates were told Hague had drunk four pints of lager mixed with cider.

The bench gave him a 20 month ban which will reduce by a third if he completes a drink drivers course.

He was fined £250 ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.