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Drink-driver weaved across lanes on Mountain Road

Douglas man was almost three times over limit

A drink-driver who weaved across lanes on the Mountain Road doing just 20 miles an hour has been banned from the roads for four years.


63-year-old Philip Lisy of Alder Grove in Douglas appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas Courthouse.


He pleaded guilty to one count of drink driving on 25 July.


Prosecution advocate Rebecca Cubbon said police were contacted by a motorist who'd spotted Lisy driving a white Vauxhall Astra erratically at around 5.30pm that evening.


The court heard police went looking for Lisy but couldn't find him until two hours later when he was spotted on Cranstal Road in Bride.


An officer followed as Lisy crossed back and forth over white lines in the middle of the road for no reason.


When stopped, he smelled strongly of alcohol and said he'd drunk half a can of lager at around 7pm, but a test at police headquarters showed he was almost three times over the drink-drive limit.


Mrs Hughes ordered him to do 150 hours unpaid work and pay £125 towards prosecution costs, as well as banning him from driving for four years.

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