Drink driver sentenced

A drunk driver who crashed into a set of traffic lights while more than twice the legal limit has been banned from the roads.

Mohmmed Yousuf, 37, of Winter Avenue, London, appeared at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on October 29.

He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.

He was banned from driving for 22 months fined £110 and ordered to pay £85 court costs.

Yousuf was arrested just after midnight on October 13 after crashing into traffic lights in Trumpington Road, Cambridge.

He was seen by a witness to have been driving erratically before the crash.

Officers were on the scene within minutes of the collision and Yousuf was sitting in the driver’s seat with the keys in the ignition and the engine running.

He failed a roadside breath test and was found to have 86 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Pc Stephanie Corletto said: “We will not tolerate drink driving and will prosecute anyone who gets behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol.

“This should serve as a warning that anyone who drives while drunk faces losing their licence.”

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