Drink-driving car dealer gets ban and the sack

A car salesman from Barrow has been banned from driving for 40 months after being caught behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol.

David Stuart Riseley, of Hawke Street in Barrow, was stopped by police on 11 March 2014 and found to have more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system. When asked by police at the time to provide a further specimen, he refused.

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In court after the incident Mr Riseley pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen while the judge heard that the roadside test found he had 88mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath – more than twice the 35mg legal limit. He has subsequently been banned from driving for 40 months.

The car salesman was also fined £500 and ordered to pay £85 in court costs as well as a £50 victim surcharge. Furthermore, magistrates heard that he would be fired from his job following the conviction, the North-West Evening Mail reported.

Mr Riseley was also disqualified from driving in August 2011, again for drink-driving.