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Wisbech man Glen Rowe drink-drove on A47 and was pulled over at Worzals restaurant

A drink-driver was found to be over the limit after he was spotted swerving across a busy A road.

Glen Rowe, 31, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Crown prosecutor Nicola Lamb told magistrates that on March 18, Rowe was travelling along the A47 between Lynn and Wisbech when he was spotted swerving across the road.

Glen Rowe was caught drink-driving on the A47 before stopping at Wisbech. Picture: Google Maps
Glen Rowe was caught drink-driving on the A47 before stopping at Wisbech. Picture: Google Maps

Police were called, and they managed to speak to Rowe at the Worzals Bar and Grill restaurant at Lynn Road, Wisbech.

He complied with roadside breath test procedures, and delivered a reading of 83mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath – with the legal limit being 35mcg.

In mitigation, solicitor George Sorrell said that Rowe, of Felsted Avenue in Wisbech, is unemployed and currently lives with his mother.

He said that unemployment, coupled with a recent split from his long-term partner, has led to Rowe suffering from depression.

Mr Sorrell said: “There is a ray of hope here, because the defendant has been offered the opportunity to go to Spain in the next month or so to work as a ground worker.

“That is something he is looking into at the moment.”

On his March 18 offence, the solicitor said that Rowe had been sleeping in his car the night before – and that he thought he was “okay to drive”.

“He felt okay to drive, but he admits that he was intoxicated,” Mr Sorrell added.

Magistrates, led by Ginni Hutton, opted to disqualify Rowe from driving for a period of 20 months. He was offered a drink-driving rehabilitation course which will reduce that ban if completed within a specified timeframe.

The defendant was also fined £120 and ordered to pay both legal costs of £105 and a £48 victim surcharge.

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