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'Irresponsible' drink-driver who crashed on way home from Christmas party is banned

A man from Sawtry, just outside of Peterborough, has been disqualified from driving after he crashed on the way home from a Christmas party.
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A man who crashed his car on the way home from a Christmas party has been disqualified (photo: Cambridgeshire Police)

Caleb Hearns had been drinking at the work party on December 14 last year when he decided to drive home to Rockingham Road, Sawtry.

The 20-year-old lost control of his Volkswagen Scirocco on the A1123 near to the junction of Sawtry Way in Wyton.

Police attended the scene and Hearns was arrested after failing a roadside breath test, blowing 81 ugs, more than twice the legal limit (35 ugs).

At a hearing at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on August 4, Hearns was disqualified from driving for 14 months which will be reduced by 14 weeks if he completes a course. He was also given a £280 fine.

PC Dave Black, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit, said: "Driving under the influence of drink is one of the fatal four causes of collisions on our roads, together with speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and using a mobile phone behind the wheel.

"While Hearns was very remorseful for his actions, he made a big error of judgement that night and not only put his own life in danger, but those of innocent road users. His actions were completely irresponsible."