Drink drivers brought before local magistrates

THREE people have appeared before Scarborough magistrates charged with drink driving since North Yorkshire Police launched this year’s campaign.

A total of 43 motorists have been arrested on suspicion of getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs since December 1.

Twenty four of those drivers have been charged.

Lyndsay Marie Welburn, aged 19, from Scarborough was the first drink driver to appear in court during this year’s campaign. She was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £130 when she appeared at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Darren Petit, aged 42, from Daventry, Northamptonshire, appeared at the court on Wednesday after being caught drink driving in Malton. He was banned from the roads for 20 months and fined £100.

Joseph Farrell Coleman, aged 23, from Driffield, also appeared at the court on the same day charged with drink driving after being stopped by officers in Old Malton. He was disqualified from driving for 18 months and fined £310.