Drink-driver who sped through closed road past workers banned
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A drink-driver who ignored road closure signs and drove at high speed past a council work crew has been banned from driving.
Joshua Farrow, aged 23, twice drove through a road closure on the A370 in Backwell and Flax Bourton while workers were carrying out repairs on July 14.
It was reported to police who arrested him when he was driving through Weston town centre, and he was found to be over the drink-drive alcohol limit.
Farrow, of St Austell Road in Weston, pleaded guilty to the offence at North Somerset Courthouse on August 8.
He has been banned from driving for three years, ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and must pay £80 costs.
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Investigating officer PC Andre Burgoyne said: “An offence of this nature would usually result in a 12-month driving ban but in this case his driving through the road closure was taken into consideration, resulting in a much harsher penalty.”
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