A man who was caught after crashing his car while driving over the alcohol limited has this week been banned from getting behind the wheel for the next five years and a half years.
Hamza Basharat, 25, from Empire Way, Wembley, was driving at speed down the A30 in Ashford from the direction of the Clockhouse roundabout towards Staines-Upon-Thames on July 15 last year. As he passed Orchard Way, he clipped the nearside curb, veered offside, travelled across his own lane, crossing the central reservation and the two oncoming lanes before finally coming to rest in a field alongside the road.
Officers attended the scene where he was arrested for driving over the prescribed limit for alcohol.
Basharat appeared at Staines Magistrates Court on Wednesday (March 16) where he pled guilty and received his sentence which includes a ban from driving for 68 months.
Investigating Officer, PC Hagan Adamson-Woods, said: “This was not the first time Basharat has been arrested for drink driving and the extent of his sentence reflects this.
“Please don’t put your life and the lives of others at risk by drink driving. If you’re going to have a drink, make sure you plan ahead – walk home, book a taxi, take public transport or get a lift with someone sober. Never get into a vehicle with someone you know is over the limit.”
If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999.