Ban for driver

A SCARBOROUGH contract proved expensive for a builder after he was caught over the drink drive limit in the town.

Kevin Barker, 42, was working in Scarborough as a block paver when he was stopped by police in his flat bed truck in Filey Road in October.

Barker, of Darlington, recorded 128 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80 milligrammes.

Mitigating, Caroline Wyatt said: “He had finished early and had gone out for drinks with friends and got home about 7pm.

“He went to sleep, woke up later and went to buy some cigarettes but did not feel under the influence of alcohol.

“He is certain to lose his job and this has hit him hard, his partner is very disappointed in him because he was the main bread winner.”

Magistrates disqualified Barker for 14 months and made him to pay a £100 fine and £85 costs.