Car light warning ends in drive ban

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A surveyor stopped by 
police because he had a headlight out was found to be drink driving.

Andrew Rumfitt had been for a meal with his wife, celebrating acquiring another accreditation to get more work, when he was stopped.

Rumfitt, 32, of Wyreside Drive, Hambleton, admitted to driving with excess alcohol. He was banned from the road for 12 months, fined £250 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £25 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said police stopped Rumfitt in a Citroen Berlingo on Shard Lane after noticing one of his headlights was out on March 29 at 11.45pm. A breath test showed 52 micrograms of alcohol in his body – 35 is the limit.

Robert Castle, defending, said Rumfitt did not believe he had drunk enough to be over the limit.