Driving ban for former glazing boss

Driving ban for former glazing boss

Driving ban for former glazing boss

First published in News

A drink-driver who crashed into a line of parked cars in Brighton has been banned from driving.

Jason Sumner, 42, of Carden Avenue, Brighton, was driving an A1 Glass and Glazing van when he crashed in Robertson Road on January 26 this year.

The accident at 9.30am was reported to have caused thousands of pounds of damage and written off at least two cars as well as damaged a garden wall.

Sumner, who was a director of the company at the time of the accident but no longer works for the business, was charged with drink-driving after failing a roadside breath test.

At a hearing at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on March 6 he was disqualified from driving for 14 months, and ordered to pay £235 in fines, a £20 victim surcharge and costs of £85.

Sumner’s disqualification may be reduced by 14 weeks if he completes an approved course.

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5:02pm Sat 29 Mar 14

julesgemini says...

I always have a breathlyser to hand before driving the the day after a drink. Always a good plan
I always have a breathlyser to hand before driving the the day after a drink. Always a good plan julesgemini
  • Score: 5

7:58pm Sat 29 Mar 14

brightonaire says...

I hope he can pick up the pieces and make a fresh start. It's bad enough to lose your licence for 14 days never mind 14 months. If he's got any sense he'll apply for his licence back 6 months early and tell them he needs it for his business..... good luck mate
I hope he can pick up the pieces and make a fresh start. It's bad enough to lose your licence for 14 days never mind 14 months. If he's got any sense he'll apply for his licence back 6 months early and tell them he needs it for his business..... good luck mate brightonaire
  • Score: -22

10:48pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Mr chock says...

brightonaire wrote:
I hope he can pick up the pieces and make a fresh start. It's bad enough to lose your licence for 14 days never mind 14 months. If he's got any sense he'll apply for his licence back 6 months early and tell them he needs it for his business..... good luck mate
i suspect his already sorting himself out . it was a crazy thing to do and the A1 glass company would be wise to install little camera in the vans if they suspect an employe is on the phone whilst driving instant dismissal . and drinking on the job ... well i would hope the police deal with it with the full powers the law has
[quote][p][bold]brightonaire[/bold] wrote: I hope he can pick up the pieces and make a fresh start. It's bad enough to lose your licence for 14 days never mind 14 months. If he's got any sense he'll apply for his licence back 6 months early and tell them he needs it for his business..... good luck mate[/p][/quote]i suspect his already sorting himself out . it was a crazy thing to do and the A1 glass company would be wise to install little camera in the vans if they suspect an employe is on the phone whilst driving instant dismissal . and drinking on the job ... well i would hope the police deal with it with the full powers the law has Mr chock
  • Score: 6

11:49pm Sat 29 Mar 14

LeonBIank666 says...

I really can not understand all the love for the villainous piece of potentially murderous scum. Should be hung.
I really can not understand all the love for the villainous piece of potentially murderous scum. Should be hung. LeonBIank666
  • Score: 10

7:42am Sun 30 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

Mr chock wrote:
brightonaire wrote:
I hope he can pick up the pieces and make a fresh start. It's bad enough to lose your licence for 14 days never mind 14 months. If he's got any sense he'll apply for his licence back 6 months early and tell them he needs it for his business..... good luck mate
i suspect his already sorting himself out . it was a crazy thing to do and the A1 glass company would be wise to install little camera in the vans if they suspect an employe is on the phone whilst driving instant dismissal . and drinking on the job ... well i would hope the police deal with it with the full powers the law has
The guy was stopped on a Sunday morning from a house in Robertson road.
As for cameras ... How would that be managed?
Do you expect someone to trawl through recordings of staff driving?
[quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonaire[/bold] wrote: I hope he can pick up the pieces and make a fresh start. It's bad enough to lose your licence for 14 days never mind 14 months. If he's got any sense he'll apply for his licence back 6 months early and tell them he needs it for his business..... good luck mate[/p][/quote]i suspect his already sorting himself out . it was a crazy thing to do and the A1 glass company would be wise to install little camera in the vans if they suspect an employe is on the phone whilst driving instant dismissal . and drinking on the job ... well i would hope the police deal with it with the full powers the law has[/p][/quote]The guy was stopped on a Sunday morning from a house in Robertson road. As for cameras ... How would that be managed? Do you expect someone to trawl through recordings of staff driving? mark by the sea
  • Score: 0

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