Ditch crash driver was three times drink-drive limit

A DRINK-driver who crashed into a ditch on Main Road in Langrick was discovered to have an alcohol reading more than three times the legal limit.

Police discovered Matthew Yeomans standing in the road with his car in a ditch, when they were called to a report of a collision at 3.50am on Setptember 15, Boston Magistrates’ Court was told on Wednesday.

They also found a wooden electrical pole with wires which had been affected by the crash, magistrates heard on Wednesday.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said: “The officer says the male was in drink.”

A breath test at the police station showed Yeomans had 112 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35.

When he stood before the bench, Yeomans, of Kings Manor, Coningsby, admitted he had been driving while over the limit.

In mitigation, John Storer asked magistrates to take into account Yeomans’ admission and early guilty plea.

He added: “He was a man of previous good character and a hard-working young man who just made a stupid mistake on this occasion.”

Magistrates banned the 29-year-old from driving for 26 months and ordered him to undertake a community order with 100 hours of unpaid work.

Yeomans also has to pay £85 court costs.