Police alerted by motorist

PUBLISHED: 12:12 02 August 2007 | UPDATED: 12:43 04 May 2010

A WORRIED motorist alerted the police after seeing drink-driver Michael Pollington mount the kerb and almost collide with another vehicle. Jason Dickinson followed Pollington to his home in Ely - where he made several unsuccessful attempts at parking his

A WORRIED motorist alerted the police after seeing drink-driver Michael Pollington mount the kerb and almost collide with another vehicle.

Jason Dickinson followed Pollington to his home in Ely - where he made several unsuccessful attempts at parking his mother's Rover car.

After his arrest, 23-year-old Pollington gave a breath test reading more than three times the legal limit.

Prosecuting at Ely courthouse on Thursday, Yetunde Fawehinmi told how Mr Dickinson was so worried about Pollington's driving, that he phoned his mother, and asked her to call the police.

Mr Dickinson first noticed Pollington when he hit a kerb, and decided to follow him.

Pollington was driving at speeds between 25 and 30 mph when he again hit the kerb, and his speed varied, with a top speed between 65 and 70mph, she said.

"Approaching Chettisham his vehicle braked and narrowly missed a red van," said Mrs Fawehinmi.

At Pollington's home in Barton Road, Ely, Mr Dickinson saw him try to park, and continued to watch him until police arrived. His breath test reading was 108 mcgs of alcohol in 100 mls of breath; the legal limit is 35 mcgs.

Pollington told police he had earlier drunk five pints of Kronenbourg lager at the Cutter pub in Ely, and walked home.

The lab technician was banned from driving for 28 months. He was ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid community work and pay £80 costs.

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