Three drivers in different drink crashes

THREE motorists were before High Peak magistrates on Monday after each had been involved in separate collisions while more than three times the drink-drive limit.

l Darren Mark Poole, 24, of Endensor Avenue, Buxton, admitted failing to stop after an accident and drink-driving after the Volkswagon Bora he was driving collided with a parked car on Granby Road at 9.25pm on November 6.

The court heard he then left the area on foot and was spoken to by police a short time later. He failed a roadside breath test and at the police station provided a reading of 110 in breath; the legal limit is 35.

Kirsten Collings, for Poole, said he recognised as a result of the offence that his alcohol consumption had become problematic and had sought help from his GP.

Magistrates adjourned sentencing until December 14.

l Jonathon Plant, 26, of Woodbrook, Whaley Bridge, admitted drink-driving following an accident on Cheedale, Buxton, at 5.15pm, on November 6 in which his car collided with a parked vehicle

He told the court, “I had been drinking at a friend’s that day and very stupidly got into my car to move it off my friend’s drive so his dad could park on the drive.

“My foot slipped and I had a collision. It is something I really regret.”

He had provided a reading in breath of 115 The limit is 35. Sentencing was adjourned until December 14.

l Roderick James Price, 43, of Main Road, Bamford, admitted drink-driving after he crashed on the A57 near Ladybower at 4am on November 5.

Price was taken to hospital after complaining of neck pain. A sample of blood was not taken from Price before he was discharged so officers carried out an intoxilyser test at Buxton police station at 8.21am, more than four hours after the collision, the court was told.

He gave a reading of 117 in breath; the legal limit is 35. The court was told that Price used alcohol to help him deal with his problems. His case was adjourned for sentencing until December 19.

l All three men received an interim driving ban.