Pub licensee admits drink driving

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A PUB landlord has been stripped of his personal licence to sell alcohol after admitting two charges of drink driving.

Mark Allen (50), of the Three Horseshoes Inn, Main Street, Whissendine, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol in Main Street, Whissendine, on November 22. He was found to have 93mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath (the legal limit is 35mcg).

Allen also admitted driving with excess alcohol in Teigh Road, Ashwell, on October 13. He was found to have 309mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood (the legal limit is 80mg).

The court heard that Allen had one very high reading of alcohol and he had a serious accident.

He was given a 12-weeks prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, and had his personal licence forfeited.

Allen was also banned from driving for three years, which may be reduced by nine months if he completes an approved driving course. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs.

Allen’s wife, who also holds a personal licence, is now landlady of the pub and has stressed that it’s business as usual.

Other local cases dealt with by magistrates sitting in Loughborough on March 3, 9 and 12 were:

l Dean Snow (39), of Saxby Road, Melton, admitted being in possession of 20.48g and 1.14g of cannabis in Melton on January 6.

He was fined £85, ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge and £40 costs. Magistrates ordered for the cannabis to be forfeited and destroyed.

L Martin Seabrook (65), of Orston, Nottingham, was found guilty of driving with excess alcohol in Walford Close, Bottesford, on September 11.

Seabrook was found to have 110mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath (the legal limit is 35mcg).

He was banned from driving for six months, fined £675, ordered to pay £200 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

L James Robertson (26), of Drummond Walk, Melton, admitted stealing a £600 television from a home in Melton on January 12.

He was given a one-year community order. No compensation or costs were awarded due to Robertson’s limited means.

L Antonia Parkes (38), of Dalkeith, Midlothian, admitted driving with excess alcohol in Wilton Terrace, Melton, on January 3.

Parkes was found to have 71mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath (the legal limit is 35mcg).

She was banned from driving for 18 months, which may be reduced by four months if she completes an approved driving course. Parkes was also fined £100, ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge and £40 costs.

L Paul Wheeliker (34), of Yew Tree Crescent, Melton, admitted assaulting a man in Melton on June 1.

He was given a one-year community order and ordered to pay £150 costs.

L Saleemah Honey (39), of Leicester, admitted assaulting a man in East Goscote and damaging a leather sofa on November 7 and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour at Beaumont Leys Police Station on November 8.

Honey was given a 10-weeks prison sentence, suspended for two years, and was made subject of a one-year restraining order.

She was also ordered to pay £200 compensation to the assault victim, £50 each in compensation to two police officers and £50 costs.

L Paul Callaghan (43), of Drummond Walk, Melton, admitted failing without reasonable excuse to comply with requirements of a community order made by Loughborough Magistrates’ Court on February 6 by failing to attend as instructed on February 14 and 16.

Callaghan’s order was revoked and he was given a 12-weeks prison sentence, suspended for one year.

L Nathalie Maxwell (25), of Kestrel Road, Melton, admitted driving with excess alcohol in Browns Lane, Loughborough, on January 21.

She was found to have 63mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath (the legal limit is 35mcg)

Maxwell was banned from driving for 17 months, which may be reduced by four months if she completes an approved driving course.

She was also fined £100, ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge and £40 costs.

L Raymond Rowlett (22), of Peterborough, admitted stealing a bottle of wine from Melton’s Co-op store on August 22 and damaging a door frame, chain, panel and lock belonging to a woman in Melton on September 10.

Rowlett was given a one-year community order, ordered to pay £4.49 compensation and £60 costs.

L Iain Lees (46), of New Road, Burton Lazars, admitted exceeding the 30mph limit on the A607 Norman Way in Melton on July 12. A speed detection device recorded his speed at 41mph.

Lees was fined £45 and ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge. His licence was also endorsed with three penalty points.