DRUNK ADVISED BY POLICE NOT TO DRIVE CAUGHT MINUTES LATER BEHIND THE WHEEL

A 27-year-old pub chef pleaded guilty to driving whilst under the influence of alcohol when he appeared before Magistrates on Tuesday (19th October).

Thomas Fry, of Newport Road in Cowes, appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court following an incident that took place on 19th September.

The court heard that Fry had been stopped whilst walking through Cowes town centre by officers on patrol. The officers noticed that he was drunk and advised him to refrain from driving home.

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Just minutes later, shortly after 23:30, Fry was seen by the same officers walking towards a car parked in a car park off St Mary’s Road.

Liz Miller, prosecuting, told Magistrates that Fry was then seen to drive at speed along Newport Road. Officers gave chase but were unable to keep up due to the speed at which the vehicle was travelling.

After eventually locating the vehicle in St Faiths Road, officers spotted Fry quickly turn off the vehicle’s lights before finding him still sitting in the driving seat.

He was made to undergo a roadside breath test which returned a reading of 78mg per 100ml of breath – the legal limit being 35. He was subsequently arrested.

Fry, who before the incident held a clean license, received a 20-month disqualification and was ordered to pay a £276 fine alongside £85 in costs and a £34 surcharge.

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Bailed out long ago
Bailed out long ago
1 month ago

NOT the brightest of bunnies then!

Ex Islander
Ex Islander
1 month ago

They saw him walking to the car after they told him not to drive? Good job officers. One, do your job, you’re meant to prevent crime, two, this is how much respect the police have now. Can literally be spoken to about something, walk off then do it until you get to your destination.

ian johnson
ian johnson
1 month ago

Not nearly long enough ban-should have been 8-10 years at least.

 

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