Motorist caught drink driving twice in two days

Scarborough Justice Centre. Picture Richard Ponter 141126b
Scarborough Justice Centre. Picture Richard Ponter 141126b

A motorist has been banned from the roads for three years after being caught drink driving in Whitby twice over the weekend.

Michael Horlov was hauled before Scarborough Magistrates Court on Monday afternoon after being arrested and charged twice for the same offence.

The 63 year-old from the Hope Valley in the Peak District was first arrested by police on suspicion of drink driving at around 12.55pm on Saturday at the scene of a road traffic collision outside the Seacliffe Hotel on North Promenade in Whitby.

He was charged with the offence in the early hours of Sunday and bailed to appear at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on October 10.

However, at around 3.20pm later that day officers attended a report of a road traffic collision on The Parade at Sandsend. The same man was involved in the collision and again arrested on suspicion of drink driving and later charged.

At the court hearing on Monday he pleaded guilty to both offences and was disqualified for 36 months, given a four month curfew with an electronic tag, fined court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £60.