Plymouth drink drive van man gets £1,500 court bill
A MAN caught drink-driving has been landed with a court bill of nearly £1,500.
Andrew Nolan, aged 41, was stopped on the A386 in a van, Plymouth magistrates heard.
Nolan, of Marsh Close, Marsh Mills, denied drink-driving but was found guilty after a trial.
Eoin McCarthy, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said Nolan was stopped in a Vauxhall Vivaro in Derriford on December 27 last year.
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He was found to have 99 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
Stephen Walker, for Nolan, said he was a very "hard-working" man.
The court heard how he had to give up his job as a self-employed roofer because he was disqualified from driving after his trial. But he has since been working as an electrician's mate.
He added: "He accepts the verdict of the court and he wants to put it all behind him."
Magistrates banned him from driving for two years, fined him £875, ordered him to pay £600 in costs and a victim surcharge of £15.