Bereaved man caught drink driving

An Ollerton man was caught nearly three times over the drink-drive limit when police breathalysed him after his car was seen swerving ‘violently’ towards the pavement.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 21st August 2014, 5:20 pm

Emma Goodall, defending, said Jonathan Briggs (33), of Petersmith Drive, had suffered family bereavements and consumed numerous drinks while discussing his troubles at a friend’s home before attempting to drive home.

Said Ms Goodall: “He is the father of three children and a carer for his wife.

“There are also concerns about the family being able to support a financial penalty.”

Briggs admitted the offence and was given a community order, banned from driving for 24 months, made to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and £85 court costs.