Wroxall man caught drink driving on way home from Isle of Wight Festival

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A man was caught drink driving after the Isle of Wight Festival.
A man was caught drink driving after the Isle of Wight Festival.

A MAN who had a "couple of drinks" at the Isle of Wight Festival then drove home, was caught by police for drink driving.

Mark Hyde, 58, of West Street, Wroxall, admitted drink driving on June 17, when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Liz Miller, prosecuting, said Hyde was seen by police turning quickly from Quay Street in Newport on to High Street, then accelerating quickly from High Street to Coppins Bridge.

Their suspicions raised, police pulled Hyde over on St George's Way and could smell alcohol on him.

He registered 50mgs of alcohol in his breath when the legal limit is 35.

Miss Miller said Hyde had a previous drink drive conviction but from more than 20 years ago.

Oscar Vincent, representing Hyde, said Hyde and his partner had been to the festival and were on their way home. He had "only had a couple of drinks and genuinely felt OK to drive home".

Mr Vincent said Hyde was employed within the motor industry and a ban would impact on this, but he accepted he would have to use public transport.

He was disqualified from driving for 14 months and fined £346, with costs of £85 and a £138 surcharge.

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