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Drink driver confessed 'I'll be over the limit' when approached by police


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An honest drink driver confessed "I'l be over the limit" when he was approached by police officers in Northumberland.

Police followed James Tinson after they spotted him driving erratically in his Vauxhall Insignia and watched as he was forced to come to a stop after he went down a dead-end street.

The officers then walked up to the 31-year-old's vehicle and breathalysed him after they noticed he showed all the classic signs of being drunk, a court heard.

Tinson failed the test and was arrested, later giving a reading nearly three times over-the-limit.

Now, Tinson, of Merley Gate, in Morpeth, has been given a 18-month community order after he pleaded guilty to one count of driving with excess alcohol during a hearing at South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court.

Prosecutor, Rehana Haque, said police began following Tinson after they spotted him driving erratically in Bedlington on July 31 this year.



View the full article at The Chronicle


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