Drink driver caught nearly three times over limit on Luton-Dunstable Busway

A drink driver from Luton was nearly three times over the limit when driving on the Luton-Dunstable Busway.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 6:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 6:52 pm

Peter Mendy, 62, of The Avenue, was caught driving his car on the Dunstable area of the busway on February 23 this year.

Last Wednesday, Luton Magistrates Court heard that he had consumed so much alcohol, the proportion in his breath was 97 microgrammes per 100 millileters.

The legal limit in England and Wales is 35 microgrammes.

Luton-Dunstable Busway (stock image)

Mr Mendy was banned from driving for two years and ordered to undergo an alcohol treatment programme. In addition, he must carry out up to ten days of rehabilitation requirement activity and pay costs of £260.

His driving ban can be reduced by 24 weeks if he completes an approved course by August 29 next year.

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