Drink driver sent down

A young man is doing time after being arrested twice for drink-driving.

On both occasions, Danny Mulcahy, 29, was three and a half times over the legal limit for the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream while driving a Renault Clio.

On 8 December, in Castle Road, Scarborough, Mulcahy hit a taxi, whose driver reported him.

The police caught up with him on Raincliffe Avenue. He was arrested for failing to provide a breath sample. He was breathalysed at the police station and had 120 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

On 25 November, in Cleveland, Mulcahy was arrested and found to have 115 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

At York magistrates court, he was sentenced to 16 weeks’ imprisonment, disqualified from driving for 42 months and ordered to pay a victim’s surcharge of £115.

Mulcahy, of London, was 28 at the time of the offences.

Sergeant Andy Morton said: “To get behind the wheel and drive with this level of alcohol in your system is completely irresponsible and so dangerous, but to do it twice within a matter of days just beggars belief. It was just pure luck that Mulcahy did not cause any serious injury to any innocent road user or himself.

“I hope this case and the prison sentence handed to Mulcahy makes other drivers think about the seriousness of this offence and the severity they will be dealt with, once they are put in front of the courts.

“North Yorkshire Police are patrolling the roads and looking for the tell-tale signs of drink and drug driving. We will target these drivers and are 100% committed to getting them off the roads”.