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Pork pie craving lands drink driver with two year ban
1:12pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
A man who drove into Skipton while drunk because he fancied “a couple of pork pies” was banned from driving for 28 months and told to pay £85 court costs and a £60 victims surcharge.
Christopher Dodd drove from his home in Main Street, Embsay, to Tesco supermarket on July 27 Skipton magistrates were told.
At one point he had to be helped to his feet by Skipton Town Ambassadors and a breath test by police who were called revealed he was over the drink drive limit.
The 62-year-old was later tested again at Skipton Police Station and it revealed he had 102 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the limit is 35.
John Eyres told the Bench that Dodd felt shame and remorse for his actions and his behaviour had been an aberration and was not normal. However, following a stand down report, compiled by a social worker, magistrates were told that Dodd had at last admitted to having a drink problem and needed to seek help.