Drink driver given jail sentence
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A drink driver has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison after colliding with a vehicle in Ibstock earlier this week.
Craig Hickin, 45, of Cotsmore Close, Heather appeared at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 5 October where he was convicted of driving while above the alcohol limit and was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison.
He was also banned from driving for three years.
Officers attended a report of a road traffic collision on the afternoon of Monday 4 October in High Street following a report that a vehicle had rolled into another vehicle and that the driver smelt of alcohol.
On arrival, Hickin was found near to the scene of the collision and breathalysed by officers and blew four times over the legal drink drive limit.
He was arrested and later in custody produced an evidential reading of 122. He was therefore charged and remanded into custody to appear at court the following day.
Sgt Jon Sharpe, from North West Leicestershire Neighbourhood Policing area, said: “Hickin consumed a significant amount of alcohol before getting into his vehicle and putting not just himself at risk but other motorists and possibly even pedestrians.
“This case shows our commitment to arresting those who commit such offences and they will be put before the courts to face punishment for their actions.”