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Drink-driver banned

High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.
High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.

A motorist caught drink-driving as he left a pub in the early hours of the morning has been banned from the road.

Police on duty in High Lane at 1.15am on January 4 saw a Nissan Juke pull out of the car park of the Hare and Hounds pub at speed, High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard.

They stopped the vehicle and while speaking to driver Grant James Ormrod, noticed that he smelt strongly of alcohol, prosecutor John Cooper said. He failed a roadside breath test, was arrested and taken to the police station, where he provided a reading of 65. The legal limit is 35.

Ormrod, 22, of Church Fold, Charlesworth, admitted drink-driving.

John Bunting, defending, said: “The Hare and Hounds is about a mile from the defendant’s home in Charlesworth.

“He got in the car after coming out of the pub late at night and felt alright to drive. It was very quiet at that time of night and the defendant was driving home.

“He shouldn’t have driven, he knows that.”

Ormrod was banned from driving for 17 months, fined £300 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge.