Don’t ban me’ plea

A CHARGE of drink-driving has been admitted by 33-year-old Ely man Shawn Blackman. But Blackman claims he was driving in an emergency, and will ask magistrates not to ban him. The case was adjourned until January 3 and he was given unconditional bail. Bla

A CHARGE of drink-driving has been admitted by 33-year-old Ely man Shawn Blackman.

But Blackman claims he was driving in an emergency, and will ask magistrates not to ban him.

The case was adjourned until January 3 and he was given unconditional bail.

Blackman, of Fitzgerald Close, Ely, gave a breath test reading of 49 mcgs of alcohol in 100 mls of breath, when the legal limit is 35.