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Man had five pints and then drove car
11:00am Sunday 27th October 2013 in News
A RETIRED butcher was stopped by police after a visit to the pub with his wife when his vehicle was seen swerving across the road.
Anthony Cattermole, of Ban Brook Road, Salford Priors, near Evesham, appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court after providing a positive breath test to police who stopped him on a side road, off the A46 at Salford Priors, on Saturday, October 5.
Frederick Pilkington, prosecuting, said: “Officers were driving an unmarked police car on Evesham Road.
“They saw Mr Cattermole’s car pull out of a pub car park and followed it.
“They saw it wandering across the white lines and pulled it over.”
The test provided by the 71- year-old was found to contain 65 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, almost twice the legal limit of 35 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath.
Paul Stanley, defending, said Cattermole had drunk about five pints before making the journey home and even though he could not remember ‘zig-zagging’ or crossing the white line, he complied with police and gave his details.
Cattermole was disqualified from driving for 18 months, fined £250, ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £25 victim surcharge
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