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Cyclist pleads guilty to Riding a Bicycle with Alcohol over the Prescribed Limit

 

 

A UK national has been fined after pleading guilty to riding a bicycle whilst over the drink drive limit. 

 

 

Robert Harris, 66, was fined £600, which was reduced to £400 due to an early guilty plea.

 

The court heard that, at about 2300hrs on Friday 22 December 2023, officers were dispatched to Bayside Road following a report that a cyclist had collided with a pedestrian.

 

As Harris described his version of events, officers detected the smell of alcohol on his breath and noticed that his speech was slurred.

 

In a roadside breath test, Harris blew 67ug so he was arrested and taken to New Mole House where he blew 58ug on the evidential machine.

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