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Drunk driver banned but escapes jail

PUBLISHED: 11:30 12 December 2002 | UPDATED: 13:11 03 March 2010

DAVID Ball walked free from court despite a third drink-driving conviction - this time he was four times over the legal limit.

Ball has now been barred from Britain's roads for three years, but he remains free to walk the streets.

DAVID Ball walked free from court despite a third drink-driving conviction – this time he was four times over the legal limit.

Ball has now been barred from Britain's roads for three years, but he remains free to walk the streets.

The lock gate keeper had already been convicted for being over the limit in 1991 and 1994.

Yet despite his apparent contempt for the drink driving law, magistrates agreed with a probation report recommending a community penalty – even though he was driving without insurance and a licence when police pulled him over in November.

Full story in tonight's Evening Star…

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