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Driver pleads guilty to being 5 times over legal drink limit

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 23, 2022

A MAN has pleaded guilty to driving five times over the legal limit and blocking a road in both directions.

Lewis Kervin, 28 of Tilehurst, Reading, pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrate’s court yesterday (September 22) to drink driving in Goring on August 26 this year.

A member of public called the police after watching Kervin “almost crash with a stationary vehicle” at 5am driving in High Street, Goring.

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The court heard Kervin then stopped his Vauxhall Astra “in the middle of the road and slumped over the wheel”.

The member of public removed the keys from the ignition of the vehicle was “obstructing the road in both directions”.

When police arrived and asked Kervin why he had stopped the car in the middle of the road, he said: “I felt drunk.”

A bottle of whiskey was found inside the car and Kervin was taking to Abingdon Police Station where he was found with 177mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.

Kervin, who has no previous convinctions, is due to be sentenced on October 23 after a pre-sentence report has been written.

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He has an interim driving disqualification in the meantime and has been granted unconditional bail.

The leading magistrates said: “It is a very seriously high reading, so we ask for a full report to look at the alcohol treatment.”

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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @Geeharland

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