Drunk driver – over four times the limit – crashed into parked Mercedes

A drunk driver, who was more than four times over the limit, was caught after he crashed into a parked car.

Andy Watling, of New Road, Impington, drove his silver Ford Focus into a Mercedes parked on his street on the afternoon of 9 April 2020.

The 37-year-old was arrested at the scene after failing a breath test. At the station he provided a sample of 159ug, more than four times over the legal limit of 35ug.

To add insult to injury, Watling also admitted to driving without a licence.

He appeared before Cambridge Magistrates Court
(Image: Keith Heppell)

At Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on August 4 he pleaded guilty to drink driving and driving without a licence.

He was handed a 12-week custody sentence, suspended for two years. He was also disqualified from driving for three years, which will be reduced by 36 weeks, if he completes a course.

PC Mark Lappin from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit said: “Watling made a decision on this day to get into a car and drive while under the influence of alcohol and without a licence. The consequences of his actions could’ve been much worse.”

The force operates a dedicated, confidential hotline for members of the public to report drink or drug driving.

The hotline: 0800 032 0845 is available 24/7, and gives people the chance to supply the police with information to help reduce the number of drink or drug drivers on our roads.

For more information about drink or drug driving, the law and the dangers it can cause, visit  www.cambs.police.uk/drinkdrugdriving

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