Falmouth drink driver hit bollard and left trail of oil for police to follow

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth drink driver hit bollard and left trail of oil for police to follow Falmouth drink driver hit bollard and left trail of oil for police to follow

Drinking at a wake in Truro and then driving to his home in Falmouth cost a 67-year-old man his licence for three years at Truro’s magistrates’ court.

Michael Tuffery was found apparently drunk at his home in Hillside Road, after police officers followed a trail of oil from where his vehicle had flattened a bollard in Bickland Water Road.

Tuffery pleaded guilty to drink driving in Falmouth on November 13 when he tested at 101 milligrams of alcohol in blood, 21 points over the limit.

Alison May, for the CPS, said the police had been alerted by a member of the public to Tuffery’s driving of a Ford Transit van and then found the damaged bollard, which led them to him.

At his home, Tuffery told them he had had a glass of wine a couple of hours before in Truro, at a wake. He had a previous conviction for a similar offence in 2004.

Elliott Moore, his solicitor, said he had arranged for a lift home from the wake, but that person had left without him and so he drove himself.

Tuffery was fined £120 and 105 costs and surcharge.

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8:00am Wed 12 Feb 14

Ian Bennett says...

101 milligrams after "a glass of wine"? I don't think so.
101 milligrams after "a glass of wine"? I don't think so. Ian Bennett

9:52am Wed 12 Feb 14

Cyber Pasty says...

He should be banned for life. That bollard could of been a person.
He should be banned for life. That bollard could of been a person. Cyber Pasty

12:34pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Gillian R.Z. Martin says...

"He had a previous conviction for a similar offence in 2004"

I think it should be at least, first offence a year or so ban, second offence ten year fixed ban, third offence banned for life. There needs to be a sufficient deterrent.
"He had a previous conviction for a similar offence in 2004" I think it should be at least, first offence a year or so ban, second offence ten year fixed ban, third offence banned for life. There needs to be a sufficient deterrent. Gillian R.Z. Martin

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