Former driving instructor banned from roads

Peterborough Magistrates' Court
Peterborough Magistrates' Court
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A former bus driver has been banned from the roads after being caught drunk at the wheel.

Daniel Randell (34) of Kings Dyke, Whittlesey, was caught driving on Risleholme in Orton by police officers at 10pm on July 4.

Randell, who also used to work as a driving instructor, gave a roadside reading of 163mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath - the limit is 35mg.

He was taken to hospital by concerned police officers, and two hours later he gave a blood test, which showed he had 299mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood - the legal limit is 80mg.

The court was told Randell had been an alcoholic since he was 21-years old, and had damaged his liver as a result.

District Judge Ken Sheraton said that while Randell had no previous convictions, he would be ‘surprised’ if he had not driven at work while under the influence.

Randell, who pleaded guilty to drink driving, was given a 12 week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and banned from driving for three years. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs, an £80 surcharge and £150 court charge, and take part in an alcohol treatment requirement.