Hefty fine for flasher driver - The Redditch Standard

Hefty fine for flasher driver

Redditch Editorial 18th Sep, 2014 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

A LORRY driver said he is ‘totally ashamed’ after he pulled his trousers down and pressed himself up against a pub window.

David Everitt, of Feckenham, said he had no recollection of the incident – which involved him staggering around a quiet cul-de-sac near Inkberrow with his trousers round his ankles – after he drunk a ‘Russian spirit’ on August 27.

At 10.15pm a resident from Meadow Close saw a vehicle pull up and then watched the 50-year-old get out and stumble towards the doors of two of the properties.

Last Friday (September 12) Worcester Magistrates’ Court heard how Everitt was struggling to walk down the residential street before he made his way to the Red Hart pub and exposed himself up against the window.

He appeared back at Meadow Close ten minutes later, still with his trousers down, and hid against the wall of one of the houses when a neighbour returned home, the court was also told.

Police arrived at the incident about 11.15pm to find Everitt asleep on the rear seat of his vehicle. He was breathalysed but only blew 29 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 35.

District Judge Nigel Cadbury was told how the defendant had gone out for a drink after work, had two pints of Boddingtons and some spirits which he said ‘set his throat on fire and numbed his head’.

Everitt, defending himself, said: “I have found out in the meantime the drink in question was some real Russian liquor which was 90 per cent proof.

“I’m totally ashamed of my actions, it’s totally out of character, I have been in trouble before but that’s a long time ago.

“There’s been a lot of issues at home and a lot of things got on top of me.”

Everitt was fined £180 for the offence, ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £20 victim surcharge.


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