Drink-drive councillor banned from roads
A LEADING councillor has been ordered to do 160 hours community service and banned from the roads for two years after he crashed after drink driving at nearly threee times the legal limit.
A LEADING councillor has been ordered to do 160 hours community service after he crashed after drink-driving at nearly three times the legal limit.
Steven Henderson, cabinet member for housing at Tendring District Council (TDC), appeared at Colchester Magistrates' Court this morning.
He pleaded guilty to being nearly three times over the limit on October 9 last year after the red Peugeot 206 he was driving was in collision with a stationary car on Fronks Road, Harwich.
Henderson was taken to Colchester General Hospital after being injured in the lunchtime crash and about two-and-a-half hours later he gave a blood reading of 213microgrammes over 100 millilitres. The legal limit is 80.
He was also banned from the roads for 24 months, given a 12-month community order and had to pay �85 costs.
- 1 Suffolk campsite named among the best in the UK by the Guardian
- 2 Woman injured after car flips on its roof near Ipswich
- 3 Developer criticised for 'failing to meet obligations'
- 4 Friends raise money for garden for terminally ill Suffolk mum
- 5 Mother who befriended son's killer discusses his new book
- 6 Jail for man who drove stolen car at police officers
- 7 WATCH: Adorable family of foxes enjoy play time at an Ipswich doorstep
- 8 Fencing around historic Trimley station causes scare for local community
- 9 Company fined £12,000 for repeatedly failing to clear Ipswich flat's waste
- 10 Men convicted of kidnap and rape of Ipswich girl
Speaking afterwards he apologised for the shame the incident had brought on his family, saying he “held his hands up” to what he had done and said he hoped voters would also be sympathetic.
Henderson is leader of the Community Representatives Party at TDC and was appointed to the cabinet in May by Conservative council leader Neil Stock.