Chorley driver gets mandatory road ban after reoffending following drug driving conviction

A drink driver has been given a mandatory three year road ban after a court was told he had a conviction for drug driving in 2016 too.

By Stef Hall
Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 7:00 am

Joshua Reeder, 27, of Longfield Avenue, Coppull, Chorley, fell foul of sentencing rules which stipulate a minimum three year ban for people who have a similar offence within the previous ten years.

Preston Magistrates' Court was told on August 19 Reeder, who was driving an Audi A4, was seen indicating to make a turn before accelerating straight on, and was followed by police on Springfield Road.

He said he was driving his brother home.

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Police pulled him over

Prosecuting, Diane Jackosn said: " The police felt his driving was poor and illuminated their lights."

He was found to have 51mg of alcohol in his breath - the limit is 35mg.

Addressing magistrates he said: " I've done what I've done and I'm very, very sorry for doing it.

He was given a £400 fine, £40 surcharge and £85 costs.