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Drink driver banned for 18 months

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Drink-drive_2432055cAT HAVERFORDWEST MAGISTRATES’ COURT on Tuesday (Nov 11), a man from Begelly who had been charged with drink driving and driving without insurance lost his licence for 18 months. Matthew David William Evans, aged 26 of Park Gardens pleaded guilty to both charges. Prosecutor, Ellie Morgan said: “Police on October 23 received a report at 11pm of a road traffic accident at Begelly roundabout. There was one vehicle involved that suffered damage to the passenger side. Officers made enquiries and checked the details of the driver, who gave an address at Park Gardens.

He said ‘I’ve been in an accident’, and during the conversation the officer noticed that Evans smelt of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the police station. The breath test conducted showed there was 64 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. Other enquiries revealed the situation of no insurance. Evans was interviewed about matters, who said he had been driving the car, went round the roundabout and the car spun. He said he had two pints of lager in Narbeth and was going to pick girlfriend up in Tenby. He did not drink after accident. When he was asked about the insurance situation, he said his mum handles it, but something was amiss.”

Defence solicitor, Katy Hanson told the court: “Evans pleaded guilty at earliest opportunity and should be given full credit. He’d had the vehicle for less than a week, and his mum sorts out insurance. However, she forgot to change the insurance over. The more serious matter is that of drink driving. He had two pints of Stella, though he thought he’d be okay to drive. He’s not entirely sure what happened. No other vehicles were involved. His mum said that when he walked in after the accident, she gave him a small shot of brandy.

He doesn’t remember this, but it may have made a difference to the breath test result. He has been employed since leaving school at 16, but will not be in employment after disqualification. He lives with mother and is not regularly in trouble.” Magistrates told him: “You should not have been driving with excess alcohol” before imposing an 18 month ban and fining him £110, based on his ‘non existent income’. He must also pay £85 cost and £20 victim surcharge.

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A40 closed at Scleddau due to collision between car and motorbike

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EMERGENCY SERVICES have shut the A40 at in Scleddau due to a serious road collision.

The accident happened just before 2pm. The Herald understands that the collision involved a motorcycle and car at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

Police said: “Emergency services are currently on scene and dealing with the incident. Please find an alternative route if possible. Update to follow.”

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Moley’s Ambassador March to support those who have lost a child

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ON SATURDAY (Jun 19), Andrew Cole (aka Moley) will set off on a 24 hour walk around Pembrokeshire with the aim of doing as many miles in as little time as possible. 

Moley is proud to have recently been made ambassador of the charity ‘2 Wish UponAa Star’ an organisation dedicated to supporting families that have lost a child under 25 years of age.

He will be setting off at 6am in the morning from Neyland and walking all day and night, finishing at 6am the following morning.

2 wish upon a star was set up by Rhian Mannings, who set up the charity after losing her own son.

By celebrating the lives of those lost, and offering support to families through their grief; Rhian and her team offer an essential service to the community and those families who have suffered the devastation of losing a loved one.

Appealing for support from the people of Pembrokeshire he said: “Please give generously to support the wonderful work of Rhian and her team. Also, if you happen to see me in the day, feel free to give me a beep of encouragement’

“If you would like to donate to Moley, and support the charity, you can visit his JustGiving page.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moleycole

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Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

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TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

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Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
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