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Drunk driver asked for let off

PUBLISHED: 14:39 31 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:49 11 August 2010

A DRIVER asked police to let him off so he could go home after he had been caught drink driving, Barking Magistrates court heard. Amandeep Dosanjh, 27, of Sinfin, Derby, pleaded guilty to drink driving. The defendant was seen swerving from side to side w

A DRIVER asked police to let him off so he could go home after he had been caught drink driving, Barking Magistrates court heard.

Amandeep Dosanjh, 27, of Sinfin, Derby, pleaded guilty to drink driving.

The defendant was seen swerving from side to side when police officers saw him driving along London Lane, towards East Ham on March 10 at 12.55am.

They stopped him and smelt alcohol. When they asked how much he had been drinking, he told them he had three beers.

He also asked officers to let him off so he could go home.

Dosanjh told officers: "I'm not causing any harm."

He was taken to the police station where he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

He told magistrates: "My intention was not to drive that day.

"I had been having quite a stressful day at work. I'm really sorry for what I did."

Dosanjh was fined £350 for driving with excess alcohol.

He was also ordered to pay a contribution towards court costs of £70, a victim surcharge of £15 and he was disqualified from driving for a period of 18 months.


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