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Drink Driver Could Not Remember Driving From Birmingham to Lymm

Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 at 15:17:53

Filed under: Crime

Andrew Smith, aged 40, was seen by witnesses trying to get into the wrong house on Huntsfield Close, after trying to visit a friend's property.

Halton Magistrates Court heard on Friday how Smith was seen 'swerving all over the motorway' on the M6, between Knutsford and Warrington, at 3.55pm on November 22, last year.

Beverley Dobson, prosecuting, said a later call notified police of an abandoned vehicle on Huntsfield Close. Empty wine bottles were found in the passenger seat of Smith's BMW 320.

After being arrested, the court heard the defendant told officers at Cheshire Police he was driving from Somerset when he stopped at services near Birmingham.

"He said he couldn't remember anything after that because of the level of intoxication," said Ms Dobson. He can't remember anything until completing the breath test while in custody. He didn't give any reason as to why he had been drinking so much."

When Smith, of Gatekeeper Fold, Waterloo, Ashton-under-Lyne, took the breath test, it gave a reading of 167 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

The father-of-two, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol on December 11, last year. Smith, who has held an experienced managerial position for 16 years, admitted to having a drink problem.

The court heard the defendant has started an alcohol treatment programme, and that he is 'mortified', but could not explain driving at least 80 miles when drunk.

And Smith could not say how much he had to drink, or when he drank it. Magistrates said it was 'rare' to see a drink driving case where the alcohol limit was so high, and that it was 'fortunate' no harm was caused.

Smith was sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, and 250 hours unpaid work. The defendant was also banned from driving for three years.

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Lymm Village Events Highlights for 13 January to 20 January 2015

Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 at 09:01:03

Filed under: Events, Entertainment, Lymm, Music and nightlife

A Weekly Roundup of Local Events in the Coming Week

Plan your week ahead by checking out the events listed below. To add your own event, please contact me

1 event(s) are happening in Lymm this week

Click individual events to view more details or view all events.

Wednesday, 14th January 2015

Tags: events, planner

Lymm Village Gallery Highlights for 02 January to 09 January 2015

Posted by Neil on Friday, 09 January 2015 at 09:01:02

Filed under: Media gallery, Photography

A Weekly Roundup of the Latest Images and Videos Added to the Gallery

Find out how to add your own images.

4 images have been added in the last week

Thanks to the following contributors:

Click individual images to view or visit the Gallery.

Which Image is Your Favourite?

Use the comments section below to nominate your 'Image of the Week'!

Slideshow

A low sun and a beautiful frost - 3 viewsForsty Oak Leave - 4 viewsPretty frosty plants that remind me of snowflakes - 3 views
A frosty bridge on a frosty morning - 3 views

Tags: gallery, images, photography

Lymm Village Gallery Highlights for 12 December to 19 December 2014

Posted by Neil on Friday, 19 December 2014 at 09:01:02

Filed under: Media gallery, Photography

A Weekly Roundup of the Latest Images and Videos Added to the Gallery

Find out how to add your own images.

23 images have been added in the last week

Thanks to the following contributors:

Click individual images to view or visit the Gallery.

Which Image is Your Favourite?

Use the comments section below to nominate your 'Image of the Week'!

Slideshow

Another example of how beautiful Lymm Dam looks during the Autumn season.A lot of people seem to like this photo, iTwo beautiful horses, a lovely scene. - 7 viewsNarrowboat nightime procession. - 9 views
Another nice couple getting into the Dickensian spirit. - 54 viewsNarrowboat nightime procession. - 11 viewsThe town crier leads the way for the morris dancers. - 10 views
Stirring music from this accomplished brass band. - 6 viewsAnother narrowboat in the nightime procession - 10 viewsHere
Loads of santas doing the 5k run for charity. - 11 viewsVintage steam engine, always a big attraction. - 11 viewsMore fit and healthy santas doing their bit for charity. - 8 views
Vintage steamroller in tip top condition - 13 viewsChildren from Cherry Tree Primary school. - 11 viewsThis time it
Now itThis is my grandson with his school mates. - 9 viewsAnother colourful group of morris dancers entertaining the crowds. - 14 views
These youngsters are wonderfully entertaining, and support the village in all the festive occasions - 6 viewsStirring stuff from these children who gave their all. - 6 viewsAccompanied by a juggler and Santa with his reindeer and helper. - 6 views
This is the third group of morris dancers, everybody loves them. - 4 viewsLymm at War - 7 views

Tags: gallery, images, photography

Lymm Village Events Highlights for 25 November to 02 December 2014

Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 at 20:17:01

Filed under: Events, Entertainment, Lymm, Music and nightlife

A Weekly Roundup of Local Events in the Coming Week

Plan your week ahead by checking out the events listed below. To add your own event, please contact me

2 event(s) are happening in Lymm this week

Click individual events to view more details or view all events.

Wednesday 26th November 2014

Tags: events, planner

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