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Drink Driver Jailed

Monday September 23 2013

Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court

A BARNSLEY man has been given a 10-week jail term and banned from the roads for five years for being more than three times over the drink drive limit.

Donald Edward Richards, 49, of Rochester Road, Monk Bretton, had been drinking all day, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Richards was going to leave his Peugeot 106 in a car park but made a 'wrong decision' to drive because of the amount he had had to drink, said Sean Fritchley, defending.

Mr Fritchley said Richards had since sold the car and had vowed never to drive again. He said Richards cared for his frail mother.

"Mr Richards regrets what he has done and has shown remorse. He is more concerned about what will happen to his mother than his liberty," Mr Fritchley added.

Chantel Lowery-Green, prosecuting, said Richards was stopped by police acting on information that a drunken driver was leaving a car park in the town centre. She added Richards was arrested on the spot.

District Judge John Foster said: "You have completely disregarded the drink drive laws for a long time. On this occasion, you had been drinking all day."

Richards admitted being over the drink drive limit.

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Reply Posted by nonya on Monday September 23 2013 at 15:42
One word "idiot"

Reply Posted by logs on Monday September 23 2013 at 22:09
you stupid diot do u know the person i doubt it i know him verry well and his famly shut up think before u speek i pathetic idiot

Reply Posted by x on Monday September 23 2013 at 22:22
LOL,S a troll. Don't rise to it.

Reply Posted by AND X IS A PRICK on Tuesday October 1 2013 at 17:04

Reply Posted by anon on Tuesday September 24 2013 at 14:16
Should have been longer, drink impairs the vision and reaction, could have killed someone.

Reply Posted by Michelle on Friday September 27 2013 at 15:13
Obviously didnt think about any1 else that could have been killed if he wouldnt have been stopped no sympathy for him

Reply Posted by k on Friday September 27 2013 at 21:23
Drink driving kills, fact. How can anyone defend this mans actions.

Reply Posted by sarah on Sunday September 29 2013 at 19:24
deserves all he gets no need too defend him!!!

Reply Posted by bob on Sunday September 29 2013 at 19:36
Logs learn to spell before you defend a drunk driver you moran

Reply Posted by deeb on Sunday September 29 2013 at 21:35
Bob, it's moron, not moran! Ironic!

Reply Posted by logs on Wednesday October 2 2013 at 21:53
thanks deeb

Reply Posted by Lol on Sunday September 29 2013 at 22:54
The drunken MORON !!! And a selfish MORON at that !!!

Reply Posted by jimmie on Wednesday October 2 2013 at 21:33
you pathetic idiots 99.9% of us have done something. stupid idiots most of u dont know who he is when u grow up you will understand i know him like logs said u pathetic inconsiderate people

Reply Posted by bill on Wednesday October 2 2013 at 21:37
You can be upset all you want Jimmie, but the guys done wrong. We know it and he knows it. No point sticking up for him.