Drink Driver Who Crashed His Car Admits He Was Stupid

PUBLISHED: 11:05 16 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 04 May 2010

DRINK-driver Dean Martin turned his car on to its side when he drove out on a Saturday afternoon to buy petrol. Police found his Astra car on its side, almost in the dyke, prosecutor Paul Brown told Ely magistrates. Martin gave a breath test reading mor

DRINK-driver Dean Martin turned his car on to its side when he drove out on a Saturday afternoon to buy petrol.

"Police found his Astra car on its side, almost in the dyke," prosecutor Paul Brown told Ely magistrates.

Martin gave a breath test reading more than double the legal limit; it was 83 mcgs of alcohol in 100 mls of breath, when the legal limit is 35 mcgs.

Pleading guilty to drink-driving, Martin told Ely magistrates: "It was my own stupidity."

He was banned from driving for 20 months; fined £260, and must pay another £100 in costs and surcharge.

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