In the Magistrates’ Court yesterday, three men were disqualified from driving after pleading guilty to drink driving offences.
The court heard that, at around 0245 on the morning of 22 October 2023, officers patrolling in the area of the Sundial Roundabout noticed an E-Scooter swerving from left to right at the roundabout.
Having stopped the rider, Carl Syren, 38, officers noted that he was unsteady on his feet and they detected a strong smell of alcohol on him.
In a roadside breath test he blew 117ug (the limit is 35ug) so he was arrested and taken to New Mole House. There he blew 116ug on the evidential machine.
Whilst in Custody, he was found to be in possession of a small bag of cocaine so he was further arrested.
In court yesterday, he was disqualified for 18 months and fined £1000.
Also in court yesterday, local man Nathan Mañasco, 37, was disqualified for 8 months and fined £400 whilst Steven Tomlinson, 45, a UK national who resides in Spain was disqualified for 6 months and fined £400 – both for drink-driving offences.
An RGP spokesman said, ‘Yet again we feel that it’s necessary to repeat our advice to drivers: they are putting themselves and others at significant risk when getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol.
‘We want to stress to everyone that alcohol affects everyone differently and any amount can impair someone’s ability to drive. The only safe option is to avoid alcohol completely if you’re driving - even ‘just one drink’ could put you over the limit.’
If anyone has concerns about a person’s drink-driving, they can call the RGP in confidence on 200 72500 or 199 in emergencies.