Student banned from driving after accident on Honiton road

PUBLISHED: 10:30 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:36 27 July 2017

Exeter magistrates court. Ref exe 01-17TI 4928. Picture: Terry Ife

Exeter magistrates court. Ref exe 01-17TI 4928. Picture: Terry Ife

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Josh Burfitt, 22, pleaded guilty at Exeter Magistrates Court to exceeding the legal limit for alcohol on Sunday, July 9, near Stopgate Cross and the B3170.

A university student has been banned from driving for 14 months after an accident on the A303 in Honiton.

Josh Burfitt, 22, pleaded guilty at Exeter Magistrates Court to exceeding the legal limit for alcohol on Sunday, July 9, near Stopgate Cross and the B3170.

The court heard how in the early hours, following a call from a member of the public, police found Burfitt sat at the side of the road. A ‘severely damaged’ Vauxhall Corsa was in a field.

Burfitt had 50 milligrams of alcohol on his breath – above the legal limit of 35.

In mitigation, the court heard how Burfitt had been drinking at a barbecue in Illminster and there had been a family argument which prompted Burfitt to get in the car and drive.

Burfitt was also offered the chance to take part in a driver rehabilitation course and was ordered to pay £130 in costs.

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