Drink-driver gets three-year road ban

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A MAN has been banned from the roads for three years after he was convicted of his second drink-driving offence.

Stuart Henderson was stopped by officers on mobile patrol at Rectory Bank in West Boldon on Sunday, May 19.

A breath test revealed 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Henderson, 24, of Morris Crescent, Boldon Colliery, admitted an offence of driving a motor vehicle above the alcohol limit at South Tyneside Magistrates Court.

In addition to a three-year ban he was fined £400, with a £40 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Val Bell, defending, said: “This is his first appearance in court and he has entered an immediate guilty plea. He also co-operated at the scene.”

No further action was taken on a second offence of driving without third party insurance.