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Penrith man admits drink-driving

Carlisle Magistrates Court
Carlisle Magistrates Court

[A] Penrith man has received a suspended prison sentence of 60-days after he pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

Nicholas Robin Millsom, 56, gave his address as Pategill Road when he appeared at North and West Cumbria Magistrates Court.

The court was told Millsom was driving his Renault Laguna car on the evening of Wednesday April 11 erratically along Princes Charles Close when police officers witnessed the car on the wrong side of the road, he was stopped while driving along Old London Road in the town.

District Judge Gerald Chalk was told officers smelt what they thought were intoxicants on his breath and he failed a road-side breathalyser test and was arrested.

At the police station he gave a breath sample and the reading was 121-microgrammes of alcohol in 100-ml of breath, he was over three-times the legal limit which is 35.

After a pre-sentence report was prepared Millsom was committed to prison for 60-days, suspended for one-year as the offence was so serious, he was also placed on a community order of 12-months supervision, attend an alcohol treatment programme under the supervision of Unity for 3-months, and a six-week house electronically tagged curfew between 8pm to 6am, he will also attend a rehabilitation activity requirement for up to 10-days, Millsom was also disqualified from driving for a period of 30-months, he will also have to a victim surcharge of £115 and court costs of £85 to pay.

He was offered the drinks-drivers rehabilitation course and if completed successfully this would reduce his driving-ban by 30-weeks.

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