Motorist caught at the wheel in Hitchin with alcohol and cocaine in blood is banned

A repeat offender who assaulted a police officer while hurling racist abuse at him in Stevenage has

A repeat offender who assaulted a police officer while hurling racist abuse at him in Stevenage has been given a suspended sentence. Picture: Harry Hubbard - Credit: Archant

A motorist who drove through Hitchin with both alcohol and class A drugs in his system has been banned from the road.

Louis Edgington, of Cherry Trees in Lower Stondon, was caught at the wheel of an Audi in Hitchin’s Queen Street on June 6 while twice the legal alcohol limit – and with cocaine in his blood as well.

The 34-year-old pleaded guilty to driving with alcohol and cocaine in his blood when he appeared before Stevenage magistrates on Monday.

The bench, chaired by Leah Bretton, banned Edgington from driving for 18 months – a ban that is obligatory for these offences.

He must also pay a £660 fine, £85 costs and £60 surcharge.


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