Learner driver fined after admitting drink driving

Learner driver fined after admitting drink driving

Learner driver fined after admitting drink driving

First published in News

A LEARNER driver yet to pass his test has been fined after admitting to drink driving.

Jimmy Titus Popoola, aged 34, of Whitegate Avenue, Culcheth, was caught by police behind the wheel after drinking despite only having a provisional licence.

Halton Magistrates Court heard on Thursday how Popoola was breathlaysed and found to be twice over the legal limit.

Katherine Whincup, prosecuting, said he had been driving his brother’s car in the early hours of January 19, on Warrington Road.

The father-of-four, who works with vulnerable adults, pleaded guilty to drink driving.

He also pleaded guilty to driving other than in accordance with a licence, and driving without insurance.

Popoola was banned from driving for 20 months.

He was also fined £470, and told to pay £85 costs and a £25 victim surcharge.

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9:09pm Wed 26 Feb 14

grey-area says...

Unless his brother didn't know he was driving it,can't police confiscate and crush cars if the driver has no insurance?
Unless his brother didn't know he was driving it,can't police confiscate and crush cars if the driver has no insurance? grey-area
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10:17pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Fedupandneedtorant says...

Shouldn't be let behind the wheel of a car again - not even passed his test and driving drunk. it's lucky he didn't kill someone - courts need to get tougher.
Shouldn't be let behind the wheel of a car again - not even passed his test and driving drunk. it's lucky he didn't kill someone - courts need to get tougher. Fedupandneedtorant
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1:07pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

Fedupandneedtorant wrote:
Shouldn't be let behind the wheel of a car again - not even passed his test and driving drunk. it's lucky he didn't kill someone - courts need to get tougher.
I would have expected a full two years ban for him but banned for life? A bit OTT.
[quote][p][bold]Fedupandneedtorant[/bold] wrote: Shouldn't be let behind the wheel of a car again - not even passed his test and driving drunk. it's lucky he didn't kill someone - courts need to get tougher.[/p][/quote]I would have expected a full two years ban for him but banned for life? A bit OTT. Nick Tessla
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