Worksop drink driver swerved over central line

Mansfield Magistrates Court.Mansfield Magistrates Court.
Mansfield Magistrates Court.
A Worksop man was over the limit when he crossed the central line as he approached a bend in the road, a court heard.

Marcus Pastorelli’s Vauxhall Corsa was spotted on the A57 and officers followed it to a McDonalds car park at 2.10am, on November 11.

A test revealed he had 64 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

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Pastorelli, 31, of Eastwood Court, admitted drink driving when he appeared Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Monday.

Treve Lander, mitigating, said Pastorelli had been working late and had a few glasses of wine before driving to collect a takeaway.

“It’s a great shame he did it that way round,” Mr Lander said, adding that Pastorelli, who works in the construction industry, was currently unemployed, and living off savings.

He needed a vehicle because he was driving around and trying to drum up business for a renovations firm, Mr Lander said.

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He was fined £120, with court costs of £85 and a £30 victim surcharge.

Magistrates banned him for 17 months, but offered him a drink drive rehab course which will reduce the length of the disqualification by 129 days if completed before October 2018.

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