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Election candidate charged with drink-driving

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016


Garff hopeful appears before Deputy High Bailiff

A candidate in the upcoming general election has appeared in court charged with drink-driving.

Nigel Anthony Dobson - who's standing in Garff - appeared before Deputy High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas courthouse earlier.

The 63-year-old was pulled over by police on Groudle Road last Friday (September 2).

No pleas were entered.

He'll next appear before a magistrates court on September 29.

Mr Dobson, of Ballachrink Drive, Onchan, has been bailed to his own recognisance in the sum of £500.

The other candidates standing in the constituency are Andrew Barton, Daphne Caine, Martyn Perkins and Andrew Smith.