DERRY ADMITS DRINK DRIVING
Stags chairman admits drink driving
CHAD website, 13 June 2007
MANSFIELD Town FC chairman James Derry this morning admitted to a charge of drink driving before Newark magistrates.
Derry (55), of High Street, Collingham, was driving a Jaguar along the A46 Newark ring road on 11th May when he was stopped by police.
He was found to have 60 micrograms of alcohol in 100 ml of breath –– compared to the legal limit of 35.
His lawyer told the court an expert report was being prepared on why Derry should avoid a ban.
Derry had his unconditional bail extended to 2nd July, when magistrates will decide his punishment.
This is the latest drink-driving incident to rock the club in recent months, after Blackpool magistrates banned on-loan Blackburn star Bryan Hodge for drink-driving on the night of his Mansfield debut in Febuary.
At the time, Derry expressed his disappointment with the teenager for the offence.
Club owner Keith Haslam was similarly banned for driving for three years in 2001 for a drink-driving offence.
MANSFIELD CHAIRMAN ADMITS DRINK-DRIVING
Evening Post, 13 June 2007
MANSFIELD Town FC chairman James Derry pleaded guilty to drink-driving at a court appearance today.
The 55-year-old, of High Street, Collingham, was driving a Jaguar on the A46 Newark ring road on Friday May 11 when he was stopped by police.
He recorded a breathalyser reading of 60 microgrammes of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.
He admitted the offence during an appearance at Newark Magistrates' Court. He was bailed pending a pre-sentencing hearing on July 2.
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