A car salesman faces loss of his job after being arrested for exceeding the DUI limit while on his way to see a friend who was hit.
According to News and Star, police in Carlisle found Richard Waller, 49, driving a Nissan Qashqai on a road with a no trespassing sign and further stopped him.
A roadside breath test detected 60 micrograms of alcohol per 100 ml of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.
He admitted to excessive DUI, and attorney Andrew Gurney told a Carlisle magistrate that Waller had had a few drinks with colleagues after work and had no intention of driving.
“But then he got a call saying that a close friend had been assaulted, and he didn’t think twice. He immediately went out to see him,” the paper quoted Gurney.
Gurney, who was praised by Lookers, Carlyle, and Nissan customers on Trust Pilot last month as a “great serious guy to deal with,” said Waller, who used to have a good personality.
He said the ban would likely cost Waller his job, the paper reported.
Waller, who lives in Oswald Street, Carlisle, was sentenced to a one-year ban and fined £392, ordered to pay a surcharge of £157 and costs of £85.
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