Wensleydale man given suspended prison sentence for drink driving while already banned

York Magistrates' Court.

A Wensleydale man has been given a suspended prison sentence after being caught drink driving while already banned from the roads.

Callum Barry Muffett, 20, of Harmby, appeared before York Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

He admitted drink driving and driving while disqualified in Bedale High Street on May 15 this year.

Tests in custody found he had 64 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, when the legal limit is 35.

The court heard he was banned from driving at the time of his arrest.

Magistrates were told that Muffett refused to take a breath test at York Police Station after being suspected by police officers of driving while intoxicated on March 5 this year.

He was convicted on March 20 and a community order including a driving ban was made on April 13.

On Monday, magistrates sentenced the defendant to six weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months.

He was also issued with a four-week curfew at his home address and a 20-day rehabilitation order.

The defendant was also told to pay costs and a victim surcharge totalling £239.




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