Ban for drink-driving motorcyclist twice over the speed limit

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A FINANCE worker who was caught riding his motorbike at double the speed limit while over the alcohol limit has been fined and banned from the roads.

Magistrates Court entrance. Picture: JON GUEGAN. (26859486)

Daniel Allen (20), of St Brelade, was travelling at 60mph in a 30mph zone on Route de la Haule when he was pulled over by police and arrested.

During a recent Magistrate’s Court hearing, he pleaded guilty to speeding and drink-driving and was disqualified from driving for 21 months and fined £2,650.

Outlining the case, Centenier Joao Camara, prosecuting, said that in the early hours of 7 January, police officers were parked in a bay when a motorbike came past them, travelling above the speed limit and heading in the direction of St Brelade.

They followed over the Beaumont filter-in-turn but despite going in excess of 60mph they could not catch the motorbike.

Allen then turned onto Route de la Haule and pulled over when officers activated their blue lights.

He was taken to the police station where he took a breath test that gave a reading of 63 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

It was subsequently discovered that Allen had been at the police station an hour earlier and he had also gone to A&E, but no further details were given in court.

Advocate Luke Sette, defending, said his client wished to apologise for his behaviour and admitted that he needed to deal with alcohol in a better way.

He added: ‘This is a big lesson for him, a lesson he will learn from.’

During sentencing, Assistant Magistrate Peter Harris said: ‘You have employment which is a good thing for a young man to have. You don’t want to jeopardise that with anything else.’

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