University student loses licence for 24 months for drink driving
A UNIVERSITY student has been disqualified from driving for two years after driving while nearly three times the legal limit.
James Marsterson, 21, of Middle Marwood, Barnstaple, appeared in front of North Devon Magistrates charged with drink-driving on the A39 at Shirwell on December 27 last year
Marsterson, who pleaded guilty to drink-driving, had crashed into a lamppost and his car ended up on its side. Police officers found him nearby just after 2.30am with a friend who he had gone to for help.
A test confirmed Marsterson had 97 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
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The court heard Marsterson told officers he had turned the wheel of his car too fast, which led to the crash as he lost control of his car.
Marsterson was disqualified for 24 months, ordered to do 80 hours of unpaid work and pay £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £60.