Barry man jailed and banned from driving for four years
8:01am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
A BARRY man has been jailed for four months after pleading guilty to drink driving more than four times the legal limit and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
Carl Dean Tamlin, of Hywel Crescent, Barry, was also banned from driving for four years after appearing at Cardiff and Vale Magistrates’ Court.
Tamlin, 31, pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle without a licence to drive a vehicle of that class, driving without a policy of insurance, taking a vehicle without the consent of the owner and committing an offence while subject to a community order.
He was jailed for a total of four months as the offences were so serious, they were deliberate actions, he was four times over the legal drink drive limit, he left the scene after damage was caused and he had previous convictions for excess alcohol.
Tamlin had pleaded guilty to driving a Vauxhall Corsa on Salisbury Road, Barry, on August 3 this year and failing to stop after being involved in an accident with a Ford Kuga. He was committed to prison for one month to run concurrently.
He also pleaded guilty to taking a Vauxhall Corsa without the consent of the owner and causing damage to the vehicle after a collision with a Ford Kuga, with the combined total of damage under £5,000. He was jailed for four months, to run concurrently, and was disqualified from driving for two years.
Tamlin also pleaded guilty to drink driving a Vauxhall Corsa in Barry. He gave a reading of 133 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. He was jailed for four months, to run concurrently, and banned from driving for four years.
No separate penalty was given for driving without a licence to drive a vehicle of that class and driving without a policy of insurance.
No adjudication was given for committing an offence while subject to a community order as he was dealt with for the original offence, namely assault by beating, as he was jailed for 21 days to run concurrently.
He was jailed for a total of four months.