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Leigh On Sea News: Drink Driver Disqualified - A DRUNK driver has been disqualified from driving after an off-duty officer witnessed a collision in Leigh.

Leigh On Sea News: Drink Driver Disqualified – A DRUNK driver has been disqualified from driving after an off-duty officer witnessed a collision in Leigh.

Drink Driver Disqualified - A DRUNK driver has been disqualified from driving after an off-duty officer witnessed a collision in Leigh.

A DRUNK driver has been disqualified from driving after an off-duty officer witnessed a collision in Leigh.

 The 20-year-old man from Kent, was disqualified for a year at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday December 5 after he admitted drink driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

The man was also ordered to pay a fine of £400 and costs.

On Sunday May 28, an off-duty Police Community Support Officer called the Force Control room after he suspected the driver of a Seat car may have been drink driving.

This was due to the nature of driving immediately prior to a collision with a parked car in London Road, Leigh.

After the details of the car were circulated, it was stopped by a Roads Policing officer on A13 at West Thurrock, who carried out a roadside breath test and the driver was arrested after providing a positive breath test.

During interview, the man admitted to drinking a further bottle of beer in the car whilst driving home after a day out in Southend.

Sergeant Chris Bramhill, investigating officer, said: “Being responsible for policing the roads in Essex, last year we arrested more than 1,000 drink drivers, but it seems that the message still isn’t being heard.

“Last week we launched our drink drive campaign ahead of Christmas and we’d ask everyone to play their part, to ensure everyone’s safety.

“We’re appealing to everyone to support the campaign – “Drink Driving. Together we can stop it” – to prevent a drunk driver getting behind the wheel of a car, a bad decision that could ruin their life or the lives of others should they have a serious or fatal collision.

“But, if you can’t persuade or prevent someone from doing so, call us and we’ll deal with them.”

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