Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Drink drivers nose to tail at Basildon magistrates court

A CORRINGHAM MAN who said he would rather drink and drive than walk two miles home paid the price by being banned from driving for 20 months at Basildon Magistrates Court.

Ross Swain, 28 an unemployed insulation engineer from Digby Road, Corringham was stopped by Essex Police on King Street, Stanford-le-Hope at 0145 on Sunday 27th November.

His reading was 81 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Swain was also fined £200.


A PURFLEET man paid a heavy price for drinking from “unmeasured tumblers” and then driving his car as he was banned from driving for 18 months.

Andrew Brackenbury, 25, Cornwall Gate, Purfleet was stopped by Essex Police on Friday 25th November, 2011 in Eskely Gardens, South Ockendon.

His reading was 72 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

He was banned for 18 months and received a £200 fine.


  1. Unfortunatley Drink Driving will always be around, people are just crazy if they think that they can get into a vehicle and operate it correctly after consuming alcohol, maybe the penalties should be harder so as to create a deterent, the other big problem that we have is Drug Driving which is just as dangerous or even more so than Drink Driving.


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