Ripon man charged with drink-driving

Two drink-driving offences in the past few weeks.
Two drink-driving offences in the past few weeks.

A 50-year-old man from Ripon has been charged with drink-driving after failing a breath test yesterday.

The man failed a roadside breath test when officers stopped his Vauxhall Corsa on Thwaites Lane, Bishop Monkton at around 9.20pm yesterday (Thursday).

Police recorded that he had an alcohol level of 48 micrograms per 100ml of breath – the legal limit is 35 micrograms.

The man is due to appear at Harrogate Magistrates Court on Thursday May 9.

This is the second incident in the last month of drink-driving offences in the city.

A 40-year-old Ripon woman, Valerie Ann Pearson of Newby Close, has been given a 12-month community order, in which she will have to complete 40 hours of unpaid work and undergo treatment for alcohol dependency.

She has been banned from driving for four years after being found nearly three times over the drink driving-limit at 8.30am on Grove Lane, Ripon.

She was sentenced at at Harrogate Magistrates Court yesterday.