Man who drove wrong way down Stevenage dual carriageway while drunk, without insurance or licence, given suspended sentence

A 20-year-old man who drove the wrong way down a Stevenage dual carriageway while drunk, without ins

A 20-year-old man who drove the wrong way down a Stevenage dual carriageway while drunk, without insurance or a licence, has been given a suspended sentence. - Credit: Archant

A 20-year-old man who drove the wrong way down a Stevenage dual carriageway while drunk, without insurance or a licence, has been given a suspended sentence.

Oladimeji Abdulsherif Williams, of Errington Close in Hatfield, has also been banned from the road after the incident on February 10 – which saw him drive a Vauxhall Astra on the wrong carriageway of Stevenage’s A602 Lytton Way while more than twice the drink-drive limit.

He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while drunk, driving without a licence and driving without insurance when he appeared before Stevenage magistrates on Wednesday.

Taking the defendant’s guilty pleas into account, chairman of the bench Greg Stewart imposed a 12-week jail term, suspended for 12 months, and banned him from the road for 22 months.

He also ordered Williams to complete 150 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months, and to pay a £115 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.


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