Drink Driver caught due to illegal number plate23/09/2015 18:58
A LORRY driver has lost his job because he went drink driving in a car with an illegal numberplate.
Police on patrol noticed that the letters and numbers on Casey Hughes' car didn't conform with the law and stopped him as he drove slowly along Milford Road, South Milford, said Cathy Turnbull, prosecuting.
They stopped him, smelt alcohol in his breath and breathalysed him. He gave a reading of 90 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, two and a half times the limit.
Hughes, 35, of Church View, Sherburn-in-Elmet, pleaded guilty to drink driving and having a numberplate that didn't comply with numberplate regulations and was banned from driving for 23 months. He was also fined £100 plus a £20 statutory surcharge, £150 court costs and £85 prosecution costs.
He told York magistrates: "I have lost my job through this. I am a HGV driver."
He had been for a night out, and after going home had decided to get himself a lemonade. So he had set out to drive half a mile to a garage.
Magistrates heard he was stopped at 3.30am on August 30.