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Carlisle man admits drink-driving

Carlisle Magistrates Court

A resident living on Edgehill Road, Harraby heard a loud bang, when he went outside he found a Kia car parked in his neighbours driveway.

Magistrates in Carlisle were told how the driver, Alistair McKenzie Cook, 64, of Edgehill Road, had caused damage to a wall while parking, police were called by the neighbour and Cook failed a roadside breath test.

He gave another breathalyser test at the police station, with a reading of 85-mcrg of alcohol in 100ml of breath over twice the legal limit of 35.

Cook explained that he only drove about 500 yards when his wife took ill, and accepted he was guilty of drink-driving on December 15, 2018.

Cook was disqualified from driving for a period of 20-months, fined £200 with court costs of £85 plus a victims surcharge of £30, he was offered the drink-drivers rehabilitation course, which could reduce his ban by 20-weeks.

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