Passer-by alerted police to driver
A PASSER-BY who was so worried about a man's driving called police — who discovered he was over the limit.
Inderdeep Singh Sidhu, aged 27, of Pentrechwyth Road, Pentrechwyth was stopped by police on August 10 at 4am as he drove near his home.
He said he had argued with his partner and decided to leave the house, despite having drunk two pints.
City magistrates were told a passer-by were suspicious that the car was being driven by a drink-driver and called police.
Officers saw the car on Foxhole Road and signalled for it to stop. When they did and spoke to him, they smelt alcohol on Sidhu's breath.
He tested positive, with 58 micrograms of alcohol in 100 milligrams of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.
He later admitted driving while above the legal limit.
Giles Hayes, for Sidhu, said his client was employed to work with ex-offenders and he had had to tell his employers about his latest offence.
"But it seems he is having support from his employers," said Mr Hayes.
Mr Hayes said Sidhu had only passed his test in April this year.
Magistrates took the step of fining him £300 and told him he had to pay £85 in costs, along with a £30 victim surcharge and banned him from driving for 12 months.