Ilford man handed £1,075 bill for driving Mercedes while unfit through drink

Large fine for man driving while unfit to do so.

Large fine for man driving while unfit to do so. - Credit: Archant

A 48-year-old man has been left with a £1,075 bill after he was caught in his Mercedes Sprinter van whilst unfit to drive through drink.

Charan Singh, 48, of Castle Drive, Ilford, was found in Reynolds Avenue, Chadwell Heath, last July 13.

Singh initially pleaded not guilty but changed his plea to guilty on February 10.

At Romford Magistrates’ Court he was fined £900 and ordered to pay a £90 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

He was also given 10 points on his licence.

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