Man fined and suspended for drink driving offences
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A 44-year-old drink-driver has been fined and disqualified from driving for 40 months.
Lee Sorsby, aged 44, was stopped by officers after colliding with a stationary car on Stafford Road, Cannock at 4pm on 23 August 2021. He had only just completed a recent disqualification for drink driving prior to the incident.
The offender was driving a Volkswagen Transporter and impacted the rear of a Vauxhall Grandland, which had a mother and her two children inside, who suffered superficial injuries as a result of the collision.
Upon arrival to the scene, officers discovered three empty bottles of vodka on Sorsby’s passenger seat. A sample of breath on Sorsby was conducted at the roadside, showing a reading of 113 micrograms of alcohol – over three times the legal limit of 35 micrograms.
He was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and while in custody provided a further sample which read 102 micrograms of alcohol.
He pleaded guilty to the offence at Cannock Magistrates Court on 15 September 2021.
As a result, Sorsby, of Glovers Way, Telford, was disqualified from driving for 40 months, handed a £1,600 fine and ordered to pay £135 in costs and £95 victim surcharge.
PC Guler, of Staffordshire Police’s West Response Team, said: “Sorsbys actions prove that he was a habitual drink driver who unfortunately put the lives of the public, especially the children involved, in danger. I welcome the court’s decision to ban Sorsby for 40 months as our roads have no place for such inexpiable behaviour”.
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