Two men crashed cars after watching football
TWO men who crashed their cars in separate accidents while drink- driving after watching European football matches were caught during the campaign.
University of Hull employee Paul Bird and graphic designer Johnathan Wilford Robertson both crashed after spending the night drinking and watching Euro 2012.
On June 16, Bird, 38, of Taylor Avenue, east Hull, crashed his silver Vauxhall Corsa into railings at a pedestrian crossing outside the Punchbowl Pub in James Reckitt Avenue, east Hull.
He was twice over the limit having drunk five pints and a gin and tonic.
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Chair of the magistrates bench, Marina Sande, banned him from driving for three-and-a-half years.
In a separate accident at 4.40am on June 17, Robertson, 24, of Ferry Lane, Woodmansey, crashed into a car while over the limit.
He had been at a friend's house drinking wine and watching the football when he was unable to get a taxi and risked driving home.
Robertson had 54mg of alcohol in 100mg of breath. The legal limit is 33mg. He was banned from driving for 14 months, fined £110 and ordered to pay a £15 victims' surcharge and £85 court costs.