Biker is fined and banned for alcohol offence
A biker who was stopped by police after being seen driving erratically was found to be over the drink-drive limit, a court heard.
Paul Findley (54), of Bagworth Road, Nailstone, north west Leicestershire, pleaded guilty during a hearing at Nuneaton Magistrates' Court on Thursday.
The offence took place in Coleshill Road, Atherstone, on August 29. Prosecutor Colin Heald told the court that Findley's Triumph motorbike "almost came to a standstill" because he was in the wrong gear.
"The rider was unsteady on his feet and was arrested," Mr Heald said.
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The court heard Findley had 61 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – 26mc over the legal limit.
Findley, of previous good character, said in court: "I was between two rows of parked cars.
"I noted the police behind me so I slowed down and waited for a safe place to stop. I apologise for the inconvenience.
"At the time of the offence my doctor had doubled my medication. I am on anti-depressants.
"My divorce had just gone through."
Magistrates imposed a £300 fine, with £85 prosecution costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
Findley was disqualified from driving for 17 months.