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Thatcham motorist was more than three times drink-drive limit

Tests showed 107mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system...the legal limit is 35mcg.

John Garvey

John Garvey


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A THATCHAM motorist was caught behind the wheel after drinking more than three times the legal limit.

In the dock at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, November 21, was 24-year-old James Knight of Chapel Street.

He admitted driving a Porsche Boxter on the A339 in Newbury on November 3 after drinking more than the legal limit.

Tests showed 107mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.

The legal limit is 35mcg.

Mr Knight was made subject to a 12-month community order during which he must complete 100 hours of unpaid community work.

In addition, he was ordered to pay £85 costs, plus a statutory victim services surcharge of £85.

Finally, Mr Knight was banned from driving for 26 months.

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  • hgv1driver


    07/12/2018 - 19:07

    So no fine no Jail i will be alright this Christmas !!


  • Louise


    06/12/2018 - 08:08

    Strange; no fine?


    • __Andy__

      06/12/2018 - 13:01

      ....for a PORSCHE driving 24yo. Yep - odd