Maidenhead crash saw drunk driver almost five times over legal limit

A DRUNK driver who was involved in a crash in Maidenhead has been sentenced after being found nearly FIVE times over the legal limit. 

Glenn Pinhorne, 48 of Keswick Avenue, Portsmouth, pleaded guilty to one count of driving a motor vehicle when the alcohol level was above the limit at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, August 5.

On July 7, 2021, at around 2.20pm officers attended a crash involving two cars on Cookham Road, Maidenhead.

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Police arrested Pinhorne on suspicion of being unfit to drive.

He was then charged for driving a motor vehicle whilst over the legal limit. Whilst in custody, Pinhorne provided a sample of breath, which measured 152 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 34 microgrammes.

The driver of the second car was hurt during the incident but has made a full recovery.

Investigating officer PC Luke Jenkins of the Neighbourhood Problem Solving Team, said: “This was a deeply concerning incident. Pinhorne was shown to have driven a motor vehicle whilst just under five times the legal limit – a staggering amount. It is very fortunate that no one in this incident was seriously injured.

“Police would like to thank the members of the public that came forward to assist police and the injured party in the incident.

“I am pleased to see the courts have handed down this sentence and hope this shows those who drink whilst under the influence of alcohol will be taken through the courts and will face justice.”

Pinhorne was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for three years and was given a suspended sentence of 16 weeks.

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