Drink-driver is banned after crash

A drink-driver has been banned from the roads after his car was involved in a collision.

Glen MacDonald,from Highford Gardens, Morpeth, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving on June 14 after his car was involved in an accident on Pottery Bank.

The 32-year-old was charged with drink-driving and on Tuesday, July 1, appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrate’s Court where he pleaded guilty to the offence.

Magistrates disqualified MacDonald from driving for 36 months and fined him £750.

Northumbria Police Temporary Chief Inspector John Heckels said: “We are publicising this case to act as a reminder to motorists about the consequences of drink-driving and as part of the road safety campaign Operation Dragoon.

“There is never any excuse for drink-driving.

“It puts innocent people’s lives at risk and we will not tolerate it.

“As part of our road safety initiative, Operation Dragoon, we are running operations aimed at identifying drink-drivers.

“I’d urge anyone who knows someone who is a drink-driver to report them to us, anonymously if they wish, you could be helping us save lives on our roads.”

To pass information on to the Operation Dragoon team call 101.