Drink arrest blamed on personal ‘crisis’

A PERSONAL crisis allegedly led to a Kirton man getting behind the wheel after having one too many drinks.

Sam Dennis was found to have 68 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when he was stopped by police on Elizabeth Road on June 10, Boston Magistrates’ Court was told this week.

The 21-year-old, of Kings Arms Close, was caught by police after officers received a report that a car had hit a tree and then driven off.

He was discovered just 50 metres down the road, the prosecution said.

Dennis admitted driving while over the limit when he appeared in court on Wednesday.

But Liz Harte, defending, said his behaviour was completely out of character.

She added: “Mr Dennis had been having something of a personal crisis when he behaved in this very atypical way. He is a very diligent, hard-working young man and he has never been within the crinimality system before.”

Dennis was banned from driving for 18 months and told to pay a £200 fine, £85 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.