A man has appeared in court charged with drink driving – despite being BLIND.
Derek Allen, 51, navigated his way into the dock wearing black glasses and using a white cane to face a string of driving offences.
Allen, of Paignton, Devon was charged with driving a grey Daimler saloon having 116 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 mililitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
He was also charged with not having a licence or insurance.
Allen denied all charges and was released on bail to appear at Torbay Magistrate’s Court on January 4 for a trial.
His solicitor Ben Darby said: ”He is pleading not guilty. His assertion will be that he cannot see.”