Drink driver banned

A HABITUAL drink driver has been spared jail by magistrates.

Ian Chew, 49, was caught by Police on Earl Street in Atherton at around 1.50am on Sunday, February 27 where he was found to be over the legal limit. Chew, of Lovers Lane, Atherton, has 16 previous convictions for drink driving and driving whilst disqualified. He was sentenced to a four month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to carry out 150 hours unpaid work and disqualified from driving for two years.

The magistrate told Chew he had an appalling record and his actions put everybody at risk.