Horncastle man banned from driving for 40 months

Court news
Court news

A Horncastle man has been banned from driving for 40 months after appearing in court for the third time in seven years for driving with excess alcohol.

John Richard Loveday,46, of The Wong, admitted driving with excess alcohol and with no driving licence, when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court yesterday (Tuesday).

Mark Salt, prosecuting, said Loveday was stopped by police at 7.20pm on November 13 and gave a reading of 51 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He said Loveday had similar convictions in 2008 and 2011.

Mitigating, Carrie Simpson, said Loveday had been given a suspended prison sentence for the offence in 2011.

She said: “He fully accepts he has a drink problem,”.

She also said Loveday and had even had to have a drink before going to court that morning.

She said he wanted voluntarily to register with Addaction - the alcohol and drugs rehabilitation help organisation.

“He knows he’s going to get a very lengthy ban,” she added.

Loveday was banned from driving for 40 months and was fined £625 and ordered to pay a further £297 in costs and charges