Driving instructor to stand trial accused of drink driving
PUBLISHED: 11:22 09 December 2019 | UPDATED: 11:22 09 December 2019
Jamie Honeywood Archant Norwich Norfolk
A Norfolk driving instructor is to stand trial next year after he denied a drink driving charge.
Police were called to Croxton Road, Thetford, after they received reports of a driver who had been seen drinking from a bottle of vodka in a car park in the area.
Officers arrived and later arrested the man who was found to be over the limit.
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Following the incident, which happened on September 12 this year, Allan Saunders, 57, of Fairfields, Thetford, was charged with driving a motor vehicle while alcohol levels were above the limit.
He was due to go on trial at Norwich Magistrates' Court on December 4 after he pleaded not guilty to the offence at a hearing in October.
But the trial was vacated and has been refixed for March 9 at Norwich Magistrates Court.
Drink and drug driving is one of the fatal four driving offences targeted by roads policing officers in the county.