FENLAND: Four months jail for building worker convicted of FOURTH drink driving offence
MAGISTRATES jailed building worker Arran Denzey for four months this week, after hearing him admit his FOURTH offence of drink driving. Denzey claimed that putting him in prison could make his partner homeless, and put three work colleagues on the dole. B
MAGISTRATES jailed building worker Arran Denzey for four months this week, after hearing him admit his FOURTH offence of drink driving.
Denzey claimed that putting him in prison could make his partner homeless, and put three work colleagues on the dole.
But after hearing how disqualified driver Denzey was caught behind the wheel of a Volvo in Green Street at March, the court decided he should be sent straight to prison, and banned him from driving for four years.
Denzey - who had been chauffeured to his job - was caught drink driving after visiting the pub after work.
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The 31-year-old, of Norwood Road, March, admitted drink driving, driving without insurance, and driving while disqualified. He also admitted breaching his community order by missing a work session.
His breath test reading was 61 mcgs of alcohol in 100 mls of breath - almost double the legal limit of 35mcgs.
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Pleading with the magistrates to give Denzey a suspended sentence, solicitor John Clarke said: "Sending him to prison would affect several other people and put his work and home life in turmoil."
Denzey had been working as a building supervisor, and the three men he managed would lose their jobs if he was jailed.
"He had a chauffeur because he was such a valuable worker," explained Mr Clarke. Denzey's partner may find herself "out of house and home" if Denzey can no longer pay the portion of her rent that is not covered by housing benefit.
"He realises this has been all his own fault, and being in custody for the last 18 days has pulled him up short," said Mr Clarke.
Speaking to the magistrates, Denzey said: "I didn't realise it would come to this. I am worried about everyone else. I missed an unpaid work session purely through my work, I didn't realise it would cause all this hassle.