Drink-driver caught in Slough after looking over shoulder at police

Police officers caught a drink-driver in Slough after he kept looking over his shoulder at them.

Harpal Gidda, 50, was spotted in a vehicle in a residential road and later near the vehicle in Lascelles Road with keys in his pocket after 10.30am on November 3.

He was arrested after failing a roadside test and in custody provided a sample that contained 55 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Investigating officer PC Luke Jenkins said: “In the run-up to Christmas, people should be mindful of the potentially fatal consequences of impaired driving – it’s simply not worth the risk.

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“There will be an increase in police activity around this time of year to ensure road safety and prosecute impaired drivers.”

Gidda, of Kendal Drive, Slough, was fined £120 and disqualified from driving for a year at Slough Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (November 17).

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He pleaded guilty to one count of driving a motor vehicle with an alcohol level above the legal limit.

PC Jenkins said: “I am pleased to see that Harpal Gidda has received a year’s disqualification for this offence, which is time enough to consider his actions.

“Impaired driving is one of the ‘fatal four’ – the four contributory factors that are likely to result in a fatal collision.”

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