Four more drink drivers banned from the roads at Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court
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A self-employed plumber who rolled his van several times while over the limit has been banned from driving for 12 months.
Robert Thomson, 33, was one of four people who appeared at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court on Monday on separate drink driving charges.
He pleaded guilty to the offence after he crashed his Ford Connect van on the A149 Caister by-pass shortly before 1am on November 13.
A blood sample taken at hospital found he had 103 milligrammes of alcohol in 100ml of blood. The legal limit is 80 milligrammes.
Ian Fisher, defending, said: 'He is not looking for sympathy, he is the author of his own misfortune and he accepts that.'
Sonny Atherton was also caught behind the wheel on December 23 having consumed alcohol earlier in the evening.
Police stopped the 25-year-old at Marina Parade in Great Yarmouth while he was driving his girlfriend's BMW.
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Atherton, who blew 43 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath and represented himself in court, said: 'I drove 50 yards, but it was a childish move. Whatever it is, it is my fault.'
Bar worker Richard King, 21, was pulled over by police after riding his black Honda motorbike on Caister Road in the early hours of December 21.
He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence after blowing 73mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.
Mitigating, Claire Edgeler said: 'He appears extremely ashamed and embarrassed by his behaviour that night.'
And father-of-two Dale Henderson was caught by police on October 16 after he crashed his Ford Mondeo on Mill Road in Burgh Castle.
A hospital urine sample found the 49-year-old had 197 milligrammes of alcohol in 100ml of urine.
Mrs Edgeler, who was also representing Henderson, said: 'Mr Henderson is well aware of the very dangerous nature of drink driving and is well aware of the repercussions. He had no idea he was over the limit that day.'
Thomson, of Dover Court, Caister-on-Sea, was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £200, and made to pay a £20 victim surcharge, and £85 in court costs.
Atherton, of Barnesdale Road, Norwich, was disqualified from driving for three years, fined £200, ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and costs of £85.
King, of the Annexe, the Green, Ormesby St Margaret, was banned for 17 months, fined £200 and must pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 in court costs.
Henderson, of Waveney Park, King Fisher Park, Burgh Castle, was disqualified from driving for 17 months and must pay a £110 fine and a £20 victim surcharge.