Speedy drink-driver from Llangadog banned for 20 months
10:00am Saturday 4th August 2012 in News
A 25-YEAR-old television and film company worker from Llangadog has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 20 months after admitting driving while more than twice the legal limit.
Davys Morgan Lampard, of Coed Weddus, was stopped by police on the A40 during the early hours of July 1.
Prosecutor Ellie Morgan told Carmarthenmagistrates howofficers on patrol in Llandeilo spotted Lampard driving a Peugeot at 1.45am.
“He went round the roundabout at speed and went towards Llandovery,” Ms Morgan said.
“They decided to stop him but by the time they had got to Rhosmaen his car was considerably far away so it was obviously speeding.”
She described how the officers finally caught up with Lampard at the junction to Llangadog, where he failed a roadside breath test.
Further tests showed Lampard had 83 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
Kate Williams, defending, told magistrates that Lampard “fully accepted responsibility and culpability”. She said Lampard had previously been working in film and TV production. “That job is now gone due to the loss of his licence," she added.
Lampard was banned from driving for 20 months and fined £250, ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £15 legal surcharge.