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Two Guildford Drink Drive Convictions Result From Police Campaign

Published on: 10 Jul, 2015
Updated on: 14 Jul, 2015

Surrey Police lights-200pxA police campaign in June to crack down on drink driving in Surrey resulted in convictions in two cases connected with Guildford. The offenders were both sentenced on July 8.

Metin Boyraz a 47-year-old from Liphook Road in Haslemere caused motorists to swerve out of his way on the A31 Hogs Back, and has been disqualified for 14 months.

Officers, on patrol in the early hours of Sunday June 21 saw a blue Ford Fiesta swerving across both lanes of the dual carriageway, travelling at slow speed and braking harshly which caused other drivers to swerve around it.

The vehicle was stopped on Puttenham Hill Road, where the driver was spoken to. Officers immediately smelt alcohol on his breath, noticed his eyes were glazed and that he was unsteady on his feet.

Boyraz  gave a roadside breath test with a reading of 50 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit being 35mg.

When appearing at Guildford Magistrates Court he was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £26, criminal courts charge of £150 and court costs of £87.

James Keith Rush was stopped after being spotted driving having left a pub in Guildford has been banned from driving for 17 months.

The 21-year-old of Uplands Road, Guildford was also fined £300, ordered to pay court costs of £87, as well as the criminal courts charge of £150 and victim surcharge of £30 when appearing at Guildford Magistrates Court.

He was spotted on CCTV parking up outside The Five and Lime public house in Leapale Road near North Street, Guildford at 11.30pm on June 20. He entered the premises and returned to his vehicle a short time later.  Officers quickly stopped him in his vehicle and could smell alcohol on his breath.

He gave a reading in custody of 62 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath and was charged with drink driving.



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