Drink-driver banned from roads

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A Morpeth drink driver has been banned from the roads

Glen MacDonald, who is 32, and of Highford Gardens, Morpeth, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving on June 14 after his car was involved in a collision at Pottery Bank.

He was subsequently charged with drink driving and on July 1 he appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to the offence.

He was disqualified from driving for 36 months and fined £750.

Northumbria Police are publicising this case to act a reminder to motorists about the consequences of drink driving and as part of their road safety campaign Operation Dragoon.

Northumbria Police temporary Chief Inspector John Heckels said: “There is never any excuse for drink driving. It puts innocent people’s lives at risks and we will not tolerate it.

“As part of our road safety initiative, Operation Dragoon, we are running operations aimed at identifying drink drivers. I’d urge anyone who knows someone who is a drink driver to report them to us, anonymously if they wish, you could be helping us save lives on our roads.”

To pass information on to the Operation Dragoon team call 101.