Search

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

Yesterday, 15:00
File photo dated 03/10/14 of a nurse giving a patient a diabetes test as there is growing evidence that a popular statin carries a particularly high risk of harmful side-effects, a doctor and campaigner has warned.

The number of people in Havering living with diabetes has decreased in the past year despite Type 2 increasing across the country.

Yesterday, 12:00
Georgie and Jazz Smedley

It’s a dream for many women to be asked if they and their daughter are sisters and for one woman that happens nearly every day.

Yesterday, 10:00
Reporter Ellena Rowlin at the body combat class

Many hunt for an exciting way to get fit and tone up that doesn’t involve a treadmill or heavy weights. Well, I’ve found it – body combat.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Bad Manners performing at havering Show

Buster Bloodvessel, the eccentric, bald-headed, frontman of ska band Bad Manners has pledged to get his audience to their feet as he closes this year’s Havering Show.

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

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Digital Edition

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


Our trusted business finder