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Penrith drink-driver banned for three-years

Carlisle Magistrates Court

A man who was caught drink-driving in Penrith on February 29,  has appeared at Carlisle Magistrates Court.

The court was told police officers noticed a grey coloured Skoda Superb car driving very slowly and weaving around the Kemplay roundabout, the car was followed and stopped on Bridge Lane in Penrith.

The driver, Norbert Matis, 32, was breathalysed and found to have a reading of 73-microgram’s of alcohol in 100-ml of breath over twice the legal limit of 35ml.

The 32-year-old was described in court as working in the “hospitality industry”.

The court heard he had drank three-bottles of Corona and had been to a colleagues party, as things will now be difficult with the Coronavirus and working in the hospitality sector he does not know how this ban will affect his work, his lawyer Mark Shepherd said.

Matis of Edwardian Lodge, Sharrow Bay, Ullswater pleaded guilty to drink-driving today (TUES).

Magistrates imposed a Community Order of unpaid work for a period of 40-hours, with court costs of £175, this offence was aggravated by a previous drink-drive offence he was told, he will now be disqualified for three-years.

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