Only three drink drivers convicted in Bristol in April

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Coronavirus lockdown appears to have had an impact on illegal driving – with just three peopled convicted of drink driving in April.

The roads have been quiet which means illegal motorists may have stuck out to patrolling officers.

But the courts convicted just these three people.

They will now have an enforced break from the roads, as well as stiff fines or community punishment.

Here are the people sentenced for drink driving last month.

April 18

Richard Duncan, 37, from Napier Road, Avonmouth, pleaded guilty to three charges of drink and drug driving. He was found with 86ml of alcohol in 100ml of blood – the legal limit is 80 – when driving on the M5 at Almondsbury on November 26. Drug tests also found above-the-limit levels of cannabis and cocaine. He was banned from driving for three years, given a 17 week jail sentence, suspended for a year, and ordered to carry out 60 hours community service.

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Bristol Magistrates’ Court (Image: Michael Lloyd Photography)

April 23

Jacob Cook, 25, of Wells Road, Hengrove, pleaded guilty to drink driving. He was found driving a Mercedes on Wells Road with 57mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath – the legal limit is 35 – on February 15. He was fined £750, and with costs and surcharges will have to pay a total of £975. He was also banned from driving for 16 months.

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Bristol Magistrates Court (Image: Michael Lloyd Photography)

April 27

Rikki Stephen Joshua Cookson, 35, of Clifton, admitted driving on Circular Road, Clifton, on April 25 and tested to have 90 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millitres of breath. The limit is 35.

He was handed a community order with 240 hours’ unpaid work and was banned from driving for two years.

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