One plasterer has recently been banned from driving when he was pulled over by police. The police had apparently received information that stated the driver had consumed alcohol before driving. Therefore, the police followed the van as Colin Wall drove less than half a mile away from the social club and towards his friends house.

He was then asked by police to complete a breath test that he eventually failed as his alcohol level was above the legal limit permitted to drive. Colin stated: “I genuinely thought I was under the limit.”

“This has had a major, major impact on my life.”

“I am a full time plasterer. I drive to my jobs.

Colin explained that he was driving his vehicle to his friend’s house when the incident took place. This was because he didn’t want to leave his van unattended at the social club after he had gone home. However, legally he was drink driving and therefore he pleaded guilty in court.

In response to his conviction, the plasterer was fined £300. He was also ordered to pay a £30 victim charge too alongside £85 in costs. Colin has also been banned from driving for twelve months too. This will consequently have a massive impact upon his ability to work and travel to jobs.

Colin describes: “I work on my own.”

“It will have a big impact on what I do for a living.”

But what do you think of this? Do you think the decision was fair? Let us know in the comments below.


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