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Drink driver Roy Burgoyne from Falmouth claimed he drove fast due to faulty pedal

By West Briton  |  Posted: August 21, 2014

A DRINK-DRIVER blamed a faulty pedal after being pulled over when he was seen accelerating away fast from a junction in Redruth at around midnight.

Roy Burgoyne, aged 49, of Killigrew Street, Falmouth, pleaded guilty at Truro Magistrates' Court to drink- driving.

Officers who stopped his vehicle smelt liquor on his breath and he failed a roadside breath test. He later tested at 89 milligrams of alcohol in blood, nine points over the legal limit.

Burgoyne said in court that because of the faulty pedal on his car he had to put his foot down, but would soon have slowed down.

He accepted he was over the limit, having had two small glasses of wine and not eaten all day, and said the offence was highly unusual for him.

Burgoyne, who had no previous convictions, was fined £250 with £110 in costs and surcharge and banned from driving for 12 months.

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