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Soft drink craving leads to driving ban

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A DRIVER who was banned for being over the limit made a ‘dreadful mistake’ by getting behind the wheel of his car to go and find some soft drinks.

Aidan Windsor, aged 21, of Primrose Close, Neyland, appeared before Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Tuesday (Dec 4) to plead guilty to a charge of driving whilst above the limit.

Windsor had told officers he had driven to get a soft drink as he couldn’t find any in his friend’s house.

Prosecuting, Hannah George told the Court: “On November 14, at twenty to nine in the morning the defendant was stopped driving his vehicle on the A478 at Glandy Cross.

“The police officer signalled for him to stop and he did so. He smelt strongly of intoxicants and he failed his roadside breath test.

“He was arrested and taken to Haverfordwest Police Station where a breathalyser test was done and his lowest reading was 55.”

The legal limit is 35.

Defending, Mike Kelleher added: “This is a young man of hitherto clean character who made a dreadful mistake on this morning.

“He had been out the night before but when he woke up he couldn’t find a soft drink so made his way out and he was on his way to the garage to buy some soft drinks. It didn’t work out that way and he was stopped by the police.

“He was in work but his job requires a driving license. I would ask that you consider him a suitable candidate for the drink drive course as this will be beneficial for him.”

Magistrates told Windsor to take some soft drinks with him the next time he goes out and was disqualified from driving for 14 months.

He was also fined £120 for the incident and told to pay £85 in court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Windsor was offered the chance to take the drink drive course but was warned that he would be back in court for a much more serious offence if he was caught driving during his ban.

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Milford Haven: Police called to Charles Street incident

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MILFORD HAVEN police responded to an emergency call from Charles Street in Milford Haven this afternoon (May 20).

Several officers attended following reports of a man injured on the pavement.

Our reporter at the scene said that a male was conscious but nursing injuries to his head

There are over 15 officers at the scene.

A male has been arrested and taken into custody in a police van.

 

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Willy make the council fix the road?

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DRIVERS in and around the Maenclochog area are still recovering today after a hardened vandal spray-painted yellow penises along a stretch of road near Morvil.
The road, just off the B4313, was targeted with graffiti because of the number of potholes scattered along it’s length.
Locals have dubbed the cock-sure artist as ‘Wanksy’ and have discovered that whoever drew the penises also wrote ‘Follow the yellow d### road’.
Some of the penises have been drawn around more sizeable potholes, but simply pointing disapprovingly at the smaller ones.
If you want to report a pothole, the chosen method is still via the Pembrokeshire County Council website.
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Hakin: Young male arrested following allegation of assault

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FIVE police vehicles descended on a property in Hakin at lunchtime today following a 999 call reporting an assault.

Officers entered the property in Observatory Avenue and after about ten minutes a young male was brought out in handcuffs.

A spokesman from the police press office told The Herald: “Police were called to Observatory Avenue to a report of an assault at around 1pm today (Monday, May 20).”

The spokesman added: “A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in police custody.”

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