Caretaker caught drink-driving

A SCHOOL caretaker who was more than treble the drink-drive limit now must leave his job, a court heard.

Clive Richard Holroyd, 61, had been drinking with a friend who was celebrating a birthday. He was caught by police near his home in Adwick Drive, Kettlethorpe.

Wakefield magistrates heard how Holroyd seemed unsteady on his feet when he got out of his car at 9.40pm on March 4. Officers could also smell alcohol, said prosecutor Andy Wills.

A breath test at Wakefield Police Station revealed Holroyd had 127mcgs of alcohol in 100mls of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

Holroyd admitted driving with excess alcohol.

He told magistrates: “I’ve never been in trouble before. I was just stupid on the night. It’s cost me my job and everything, through being a silly man – something I utterly regret.”

Probation officer Debbie Steel said Holroyd had put in for early retirement from the un-named school because of the conviction.

Holroyd was banned from driving for 30 months and told to perform 100 hours of unpaid community work and pay £85 in costs.