Ban for Horncastle drink driver caught on wrong side crash


A 29-year-old Horncastle man who was more than twice over the alcohol limit, hit a lorry when he drove onto the wrong side of the road, a court has been told.

Nathaniel Moody of College Close, admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that on November 6, Moody was driving his Vauxhall Corsa in Lincoln Road, Horncastle, when he went to the wrong side of the road and collided with the side of the lorry. Neither of the drivers was injured.

Moody gave a breath test which revealed a reading of 82 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

In mitigation he told the magistrates that he realised 
it had been a serious mistake 
to drive that night after drinking.

Moody was disqualified from driving for 20 months but was offered the drink drivers’ rehabilitation course, which would reduce the period of disqualification by five months.

He was also fined £370 and ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £37 victim surcharge.