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Named and shamed: These ELEVEN drink drivers have been banned from the roads

Named and shamed: These ELEVEN drink drivers have been banned from the roads
04 Nov
2:03

Here are the latest motorists to be banned from the roads after being caught drink-driving:

This Bentilee drink driver was almost three-and-a-half times the limit when he hit a parked car

Drunken Daniel Boal crashed his Mercedes van into a parked car when nearly three-and-a-half times the legal limit.

The 31-year-old crashed into the vehicle in Beverley Drive, Bentilee, just after 1am on October 6.

The police were called and the defendant provided a positive roadside breath test. He was taken into custody where he was breathalysed and gave a reading of 120 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – nearly three-and-a-half times the legal limit of 35.

Boal, of Dividy Road, Bentilee, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at North Staffordshire Justice Centre.

The court heard the defendant is deeply remorseful.

Representing himself, Boal told the court: “I hold my hands up, I made a stupid mistake. I am sorry.”

Magistrates handed Boal an 18 month community order with a rehabilitation activity requirement for 12 days, 240 hours unpaid work and he must complete a drink impaired drivers’ programme.

He was disqualified from driving for 29 months but his ban will be reduced by 31 weeks if he completes a drink-drive