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'Popping out' for paper ends in drive ban

By West Briton  |  Posted: August 14, 2014

A DRIVER tested positive for excess alcohol when police stopped him while driving at Tregony on July 22.

David Clifford Tregunna, 61, of Mill Lane, Tregony, who pleaded guilty to drink-driving, told magistrates he did not walk very well and had just "popped out" to get a paper.

Alison May, for the prosecution, said he tested at 85 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the limit.

Officers who stopped his car in Mill Lane found him in an intoxicated state, unsteady on his feet and smelling of alcohol.

He had a previous conviction for drink-driving in 2006.

Tregunna was fined £170 with £105 costs and surcharge, and was banned from driving for 40 months.

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