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Coventry man sentenced for driving and drug offences

A 26-year-old man from Coventry has been sentenced to 36 weeks in prison after pleading guilty to a number of driving and drug offences.

Callum McCloskey

A white Peugeot was stopped at around 1.30am on Sunday (May 14) during patrols on Charles Eaton Close in Bedworth.

The driver fled the vehicle on foot and was subsequently found by officers in a garden where he was arrested.

Callum James McCloskey, of West Ridge, Coventry, appeared before Leamington Magistrates' Court on Monday (15 May) where he pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit, driving while disqualified, using a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance and possession of a controlled substance.

He was sentenced to 36 weeks imprisonment, disqualified from driving for five years and ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge.

PC Ben Hood, of Warwickshire Police's Operational Patrol Unit, said: "I am very happy that the offender has been identified and justice has been done.

"We do not tolerate any form of driving offences but the simple fact is driving when you have been drinking is not just illegal, it puts you and other road users at risk."

Issued: 3pm, Thursday 18 May, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications

Published 18/05/17