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Drink driver fined one thousand pounds

Thu, 04 Dec 2014


A drink driver who effectively handed himself in after falling off his motorbike has been fined over £1,000.

54-year-old Robert Blackwood pleaded guilty to one charge of driving with excess alcohol at Douglas Courthouse earlier this week.

Police were called to South Quay just after 10pm on October 7th to reports a man had crashed however they could only find his bike which had been parked near to Lord Street station.

At 1.40am the next morning Mr Blackwood went to the police station to alert officers to what had happened - he failed a roadside breath test and was arrested.

Blackwood's advocate said the Douglas man had been drinking for five hours before "foolishly" deciding to ride home - however he hit an oil slick and fell off, making the rest of the journey on foot. 

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