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Saturday, 20 September 2014

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Witnesses stopped drink-driver fleeing after crash near Carlisle

Two people stopped a drink-driver from fleeing after he crashed into a hedge near Carlisle.

Nathan James Foster had been drinking at a friend’s house in Cotehill when his friend’s mother asked him to leave, Carlisle magistrates court heard.

Foster, 22, of Burnett Road, Harraby, drove off, with a witness telling police how she heard a car revving before it sped past her.

The Ford Fiesta then crashed into a hedgerow at the junction with Back Street. Foster tried to drive away but two witnesses stopped him until police arrived on January 21.

The court heard how he was “uncooperative” with police at the scene but provided a breath test reading of 88mg in 100ml of breath – more than twice the legal limit of 35mg.

He admitted drink-driving and was banned from the roads for 22 months. He was also ordered to pay a £110 fine, £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

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