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Driver crashed into car with mum and kids inside while three times drink limit


A “habitual drink-driver” who had just finished a ban crashed into a stationary car with a mother and two children inside while three times the drink-drive limit.

Lee Sorsby was found with three empty vodka bottles on the passenger seat of his Volkswagen Transporter after the crash on Stafford Road, Cannock, at 4pm on August 23.

The 44-year-old had only just completed a recent disqualification for drink driving.

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The offender was driving a Volkswagen Transporter and hit the back of a Vauxhall Grandland, which had a mother and her two children inside. They escaped with suffered superficial injuries as a result of the crash.

Police found three empty bottles of vodka on Sorsby’s passenger seat.

A sample of breath on Sorsby was conducted at the roadside, showing a reading of 113 micrograms of alcohol – over three times the legal limit of 35 micrograms.

He was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and while in custody provided a further sample which read 102 micrograms of alcohol.

He pleaded guilty to the offence at Cannock Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, September 15.

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As a result, Sorsby, of Glovers Way, Telford, was disqualified from driving for 40 months, handed a £1,600 fine and ordered to pay £135 in costs and £95 victim surcharge.

Pc Guler, of Staffordshire Police’s West Response Team, said: “Sorsby’s actions prove he was a habitual drink driver who unfortunately put the lives of the public, especially the children involved, in danger.

“I welcome the court’s decision to ban Sorsby for 40 months as our roads have no place for such inexpiable behaviour.”

If you have been affected by drink driving or other driving-related incidents, contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101.

Call 999 in an emergency.

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