Drunk vintage tractor driver jailed and banned for five years

A driver who was caught by police almost five times over the legal drink-drive limit in a vintage tractor has been jailed.

Officers from Leicestershire Police spotted Ben Bickens, 36, driving the red tractor last Tuesday (14 March).

Mr Bickens, of Leicester Forest East, Leicestershire, was breathalysed and found to be almost five times over the drink-drive limit of 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

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He was charged with drink driving, driving without a licence and driving without valid insurance.

Mr Bickens appeared before magistrates on Thursday (16 March), who jailed him for 18 weeks and banned him from driving for five years.

Afterwards, Hinckley Police released an image of the bright red vintage tractor in a car parking space.

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