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Drink driver four times over the limit sentenced


A man has been disqualified from driving for five years and sentenced to an alcohol treatment requirement order after pleading guilty to a drink driving offence.


Brendon Head, 39, of Laguna Estate, was sentenced at the Magistrates’ Court this morning (Wed 6 July) for Driving Under the Influence of Drink.


Just before 3am on 4 June last month, night shift officers were on patrol in Laguna Estate when they saw Head driving his vehicle very slowly onto Sortie Road, before colliding with a pole.


Officers stopped the vehicle and noted that Head’s speech was slurred and he smelt very strongly of alcoholic drink.


He was asked to do a roadside breath test, which gave a reading of 150ug of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35ug.


He was then arrested and taken to New Mole House Police Station, where he gave a reading of 136ug on the evidential breath machine.


If anyone has concerns about a person driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they can call the RGP in confidence on 200 72500 or 199 in emergencies.