PAUL Girling, 47, walked into the dock with his back pack. It looked like he had been advised that as this was the fourth time he had been in the dock for drinking and driving that he could reasonably expect a prison sentence.
Girling, Wellington Road, Tilbury pled guilty to driving as Ford Focus on Toronto Road, Tilbury on the 11th November, last year, whilst twice over the legal limit. He also pled guilty to driving whilst disqualified.
Instead of prison, he was given another ban of three years and four months at Basildon magistrates court.
On hearing that he would also be fined £150. Girling muttered under his breath: “F*** that”. As he left the dock, he was handed a court document by the court usher, which he duly scrunched into a ball.
The highest sentence that can be imposed is six months imprisonment.