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Giving pals a lift lands Addingham driver a ban
A 21-year-old Addingham man who offered to drive his friends the short distance home after an evening at his parents’ house was over the drink-drive limit, magistrates were told.
Luke Rozycki-Marshall was stopped by police at 4am on December 15 on the B6160 at Bolton Abbey, the court heard.
A roadside breath test was positive and he was taken to Skipton police station where he was found to have 57 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
It was also discovered he was not insured to drive the Volkswagen Golf he had been using, Skipton magistrates heard. Rozycki-Marshall, of St Ian’s Croft, Addingham, who admitted drink driving and driving without insurance, had been at home with friends and had offered unwisely to drive them home, the court was told.
In mitigation, John Kelly said Rozycki-Marshall, who had no previous convictions, was a hard-working young man who worked for an Ilkley engineering company.
He was banned from driving for 15 months and fined £300.
For driving without insurance he was fined £100 and his licence was endorsed. He was also ordered to pay costs of £85.