Drink drive man collided with car in Mansfield

A Mansfield man was over the limit when his drive shaft sheared in half and he hit a parked car, a court heard.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 9th March 2018, 2:55 pm
Updated Friday, 9th March 2018, 3:00 pm
Mansfield Magistrates Court.
Mansfield Magistrates Court.

Brett Fowler’s Peugeot was left with “scuff damage” after the collision on Ravensdale Road, but the other car sustained “extensive damage”, at 2am, on February 18.

A test revealed he had 62 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Fowler, who was unrepresented, told magistrates: “I was an idiot to be honest. I shouldn’t have got into the car at all.”

He said he downed six pints of beer while watching a boxing match with a friend before driving.

The next morning he discovered the drive shaft of the Peugeot had “sheared in half.”

The 38-year-old, of Chadburn Road, who had no previous convictions, admitting driving with excess alcohol, when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Friday.

He was banned for 17 months, but was offered a drink drive rehab course which will reduce the disqualification by 129 days, if completed before January 2019.

He was fined £120, and ordered to pay a £30 government surcharge and £85 court costs.