Search

£500 of shopping vouchers up for grabs in this week’s Recorder

On sale August 7

Romford van man banned for drink-driving

18:33 25 July 2014

Watt risks loosing his job. Picture: Johnny Green/PA

Watt risks loosing his job. Picture: Johnny Green/PA

PA Archive/Press Association Images

A Romford van driver was fined £500 and banned after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

Anthony Watt, 31, of Market Link, was disqualified from driving for up to 17 months after he was caught driving on London Road, Romford, while over the limit.

After he was questioned by Judge Gary Lucie, Watt said: “It will affect my job. I have been told that I may lose it.

“I had an argument with my partner and I went to stay at my mum’s that night. I’m going to pay the price for it.”

The judge, at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court, disqualified Watt from driving and offered him the opportunity to reduce the ban by four months if he completed a drink-drive rehabilitation course.

Watt said he would take him up on the offer that he will pay for out of his own pocket.

Read more:

Alcohol dependency treatment for Hornchurch man, 26, caught drink driving

Court: Drink-driving earns Lewisham man fine and ban

Court: Drink-driving earns Collier Row man £525 bill and driving ban

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

26 minutes ago
Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will be answering questions at MyPlace, in Harold Hill, tonight.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, will be answering questions in MyPlace, from 6.30pm.

Yesterday, 16:42
First Step's chief executive Mark Halls, Cllr Linda Van den Hende and First Step's service manager Charlotte Dickens

Scorching hot weather and a gruelling distance of 62 miles await a councillor as she takes on a fundraising challenge along a legendary pilgrims’ route.

Yesterday, 16:33
Brookside Theatre manager Jai Sepple with First Step's fundraising manager Michelle Mitchell

With a month to go until Brookside Theatre’s Nights on Broadway show for Fundraise on the First, we are introducing you to the cast:

Yesterday, 13:22
Brooke Eaton and reporter Harriet Orrell in the ring

Boxing is one of the oldest sports in the world which tests the strength, speed and stamina of competitors.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

You could be zooming around a track of your choice!

Are you a competitive adrenaline junkie with a need for speed? Or looking for a fun family day out?

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder