Falmouth man 'deeply ashamed' of drink driving after two glasses of wine

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth man 'deeply ashamed' of drink driving after two glasses of wine Falmouth man 'deeply ashamed' of drink driving after two glasses of wine

Two glasses of wine cost a Falmouth man his driving licence for a year at Truro’s magistrates’ court when he pleaded guilty to drink driving.

David Phillip Seabourne, aged 61, of Langton Terrace, Falmouth, admitted driving at Falmouth on December 1 when he had 52 mcg alcohol, 17 points over the limit, in his breath.

Alison May, for the CPS, said officers followed his car and stopped it at Old Hill where he gave a positive breath test, and later tested over the limit again.

Neil Lewin, his solicitor, said he was deeply ashamed to be in court. He had been driving for 40 years and it was part of his employment for his job as a labourer at the dockyard at Falmouth. He had had two glasses of wine, and accepted he had been silly to get behind the wheel afterwards. Seabourne was fined £110 and banned from driving for a year.

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12:34pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I personally can 'take or leave' alcohol, I am just as happy to drink non alcoholic drinks, I never drink alcohol if I am going to drive the same day or even the following day, I drink very rarely because of cost and I drive regularly. However, I know some people do drink more regularly, perhaps having the possible consequences of drink driving, printed on beer mats and serviettes in pubs and restaurants would help act as a reminder.
I personally can 'take or leave' alcohol, I am just as happy to drink non alcoholic drinks, I never drink alcohol if I am going to drive the same day or even the following day, I drink very rarely because of cost and I drive regularly. However, I know some people do drink more regularly, perhaps having the possible consequences of drink driving, printed on beer mats and serviettes in pubs and restaurants would help act as a reminder. Gillian Zella Martin 09

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