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Drink driver disqualified thanks to member of the public

11 Jan 2022

A drink driver has been disqualified from driving for 20 months thanks to a member of the public.

The control room were alerted to a Mercedes car being driven ‘erratically’ on the M11 at about 7.25pm on 21 December.

Officers from the Road Policing Unit found the vehicle on the M11 near Madingley and followed it for a short period witnessing it weaving between lanes before stopping it near Hauxton.

Mark Robinson, who was driving, needed assistance to stand as officers escorted him from his vehicle to carry out a breath test.

He blew 93 at the roadside, more than twice the legal limit of 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. Robinson went on to provide a reading of 73 in custody.

At Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Friday (7 January), Robinson, 37, of Beech Drive, Trumpington, pleaded guilty to drink driving and was disqualified from driving for 20 months. He was also ordered to pay a £1,245 fine.

PC Stephanie Corletto, from the Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit, said: “Robinson showed no regard for the safety of other road users when he made the decision to get behind the wheel while intoxicated.”

The force operates a dedicated, confidential hotline for members of the public to report drink or drug driving – 0800 032 0845 – which is available 24/7 and gives people the chance provide police with information to help reduce the number of drink or drug drivers on the county’s roads.

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