A man has been found guilty of being more than twice the legal drink-drive limit when he crashed his car outside a Nottingham city centre police base earlier this month.
Brendon Cassidy, 21, of The Ropewalk, Nottingham, was arrested after the collision at around 4.20 am on Friday 20 December outside the Byron House building that Nottinghamshire Police shares with Nottingham City Council at the top of Maid Marian Way.
Cassidy fled the scene but was arrested by officers just minutes later following a short foot chase.
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He appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday 23 December, where he was found guilty of driving a motor vehicle while above the legal alcohol limit after his breath test returned a reading of 80 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath – more than twice the legal drink-drive limit of 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath.
Cassidy has been remanded in custody to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court for sentencing on Thursday 30 January.
He has also been handed an interim driving ban up to his next court appearance.
Inspector Simon Allen from at Nottinghamshire Police said:
“Just one drink or drug driver on Nottinghamshire’s roads is one too many, and our message is simple: drink and drug drivers will not be tolerated on our county’s roads.
“Driving while under the influence of drink or drugs is always a significant danger, but at Christmas, the risks are even more prevalent with darker nights, bad weather and sadly, more people taking the risk by drinking or using drugs and then getting behind the wheel.
“This is yet another case that demonstrates how seriously Nottinghamshire Police takes the issue and how we will take positive action to hold those responsible to account.”
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