Teenager admits drink driving

A teenager was nearly three times over the drink-drive limit when he crashed his 125cc motorbike on Christmas Eve.

The 17-year-old from Fairlight pleaded guilty at Hastings Magistrates’ Court to driving with excess alcohol and driving other than in accordance with a licence.

He was riding a Honda CBF125 when he crashed it in London Road, St Leonards, at about 10.40pm on December 24.

He was uninjured and taken into custody at Hastings.

In court on January 4 he was disqualified from driving for 18 months, offered a drink-driver rehabilitation course and ordered to pay £50 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

 

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10:23am Fri 11 Jan 13

charlie smirke says...

I thought that with an alcohol level this high, there was supposed to be an automatic custodial sentence?
I thought that with an alcohol level this high, there was supposed to be an automatic custodial sentence? charlie smirke

12:11pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Mr. Mann. says...

£50 fine?!? It's nice to see that the Great British Judicial System finds being 3 times over the drink drive limit warrants the same fine as somebody urinating in the street.
£50 fine?!? It's nice to see that the Great British Judicial System finds being 3 times over the drink drive limit warrants the same fine as somebody urinating in the street. Mr. Mann.

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