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Thursby man found guilty of drink-driving

Carlisle Magistrates Court

After a one-and a half-hour trial at the magistrate’s court in Carlisle, a Thursby man has been found guilty of drink-driving.

Johan Sild, 30, of, Thursby, near Carlisle pleaded not-guilty to driving a bronze Volvo V40 near the South View Cottages, Great Orton on January 27, while over the drink-drive limit.

The accident occurred after 10pm, Sild gave an evidential breath reading at Durranhill Police station after 2am on the 28th of 111-microgram’s of alcohol in 100-millilitres of breath over three-times above the legal limit of 35.

After summing up the case District Judge Gerald Chalk said the evidence given by Johan Sild cannot be relied on and rejected parts of his evidence, the defendant had given differing versions of events to the police and the court today.

Judge Chalk disqualified him from driving for 28-months, and a one-year community order with one requirement he does 150-hours of unpaid work in the community, his has to pay prosecution costs of £900 and a victims surcharge of £85.

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