Man fined and disqualified after found over the limit in King’s Lynn

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane.
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane.

A 54-year-old man who admitted driving while under the influence of alcohol said he had “let his family down”.

Jason Brighty, of Oundle, in Peterborough, pleaded guilty to the charge at a hearing before Lynn magistrates.

The court was told that Brighty was stopped on the A149 in Lynn on February 7, where he was breath-tested and found to have 74 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, twice more than the legal limit of 35.

Fergus Harold, prosecuting, said that Brighty had been staying at a hotel in Wells when there was an “altercation” between himself and staff.

The court heard that Brighty had been drinking, and there was a disagreement about a drink.

The defendant then returned to his room and later left in his car, after which staff alerted police.

Brighty, defending himself, said he had left the hotel as he had a phone call from his mother who was unwell.

He said: “I’ve let myself down and my family down.”

Magistrates disqualified him from driving for 20 months, reduced by 20 weeks if he undertakes a rehabilitation course.

He was ordered to pay a £370 fine, £85 in costs and a £37 victim surcharge.