Failed breath test after going back to scene of accident

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COLIN John Green pulled out of a junction into the path of a car he said was driving too fast which then swerved and hit a telegraph pole, a court has been told.

On Wednesday, Boston magistrates heard Green then drove off from Titton Lane East, Wyberton, but a witness managed to get his registration number and when Green returned to the scene, he identified himself to police.

“The defendant was asked if he was the driver and he said he was. He failed a roadside test and further analysis at the police station revealed he had 61mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal is 35mcg,” said Marie Stace prosecuting.

Green, 61, of Solway Avenue, Wyberton, Boston, admitted drink-driving on April 28.

Mark Hudson, representing, said his client had never been in trouble before.

“He says the other car was driving too fast and swerved to avoid him as he edged slowly out of the junction where his visibility was hindered by cars on his side but that is something that perhaps we will never know,” Mr Hudson said.

Magistrates fined Green £100, and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

He was banned from driving for 17 months with a four month reduction if he completes a rehabilitation course.