Wind Street DJ caught drink-driving
A NIGHTCLUB DJ who was caught drink-driving, blamed a “disgruntled” former employee for tipping off police.
Julian Rees, aged 46, admitted he had drunk two large glasses of wine and a pint of lager before driving.
Rees was stopped by police on the way to his home at Poplar Close in Sketty on August 12.
He had been working as a DJ at the Bambu bar on Swansea’s Wind Street, city magistrates were told.
Rees admitted driving while over the limit after being found with 60 micrograms of alcohol in 100 milligrams of breath, over the legal limit of 35 micrograms.
Rob Thomas, for Rees, relied on his van to transport his equipment to his place of work.
“He genuinely believed he was ok to drive. When he was stopped there was nothing untoward about his driving but the police were anonymously tipped-off , he thinks by a disgruntled former employee, and that was the reason for the stop,” said Mr Thomas.
Chairman of the bench Alun Williams said: “As you are aware the court frowns upon offences where people drink and drive.”
Rees was fined £350, told to pay £85 in costs and banned for 14 months.