Louth teenager disqualified after drink-driving

A Louth teenager has been sentenced after he pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

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Dion Critchley, 19, of St Mary’s Lane, drove while he was under the influence of alcohol in Firebeacon Lane, Covenham St Bartholomew, on February 28 this year.

He was recorded as having 59 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath in his system. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Critchley pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on March 15, and he was given a £240 fine and ordered to pay a further £85 in court costs and a £34 victim surcharge.

Critchley was also banned from driving for 16 months, although this can be reduced by a period of 16 weeks if he chooses to complete a course.

The defendant’s guilty plea was taken into account by the court when sentencing