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Drink-driver’s four-year ban

HERNE BAY: A man has been banned from the road for four years after admitting drink-driving and other offences. Ronald Gabriel, 40, was sentenced at Medway Magistrates’ Court on February 18. The court heard he was stopped in Central Parade while he was driving a Vauxhall Astra. A urine test later showed 136 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of urine. The legal limit is 107 milligrammes. Gabriel, of no fixed address, also
admitted criminal damage to a police vehicle and failing to surrender to bail on October 4. Magistrates disqualified him from driving for 48 months and ordered him to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months. He was fined £50 and must pay £250 in compensation, £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge. He will remain disqualified until he has passed an extended driving test.

Trainee thanks

SWALE: National Apprenticeships Week finishes tomorrow with a drive to encourage employers to thank their apprentices. Anyone who has a trainee or an apprentice can publicly thank them on Facebook and Twitter using #NAW2014. Swale Borough Council has held a number of events throughout the week to showcase the importance of apprentices.
For further details visit www.swale.gov.uk/apprenticeships-business-growth or www.apprenticships.org.uk

Herne Bay Times, March 6th 2014

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