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One-armed drink-driver was using mobile phone
A one-armed man was caught drink-driving after jumping a red light in his car while on a mobile phone.
Stuart MacNamara whose right arm is missing below the elbow, was driving a car unadapted to cater for his disability.
He was stopped by police in Swansea after he was seen driving through a red traffic light holding a mobile phone to his ear with his good arm.
A test showed that MacNamara, of New Road, Llanmorlais, Swansea, had almost twice the legal limit of alcohol in his breath.
He was banned from driving for 18 months after admitting driving with excess alcohol, driving when he could not have proper control and going through a red light.
He was fined and ordered to pay costs with a combined total of £450 by Swansea magistrates.
The magistrates heard that MacNamara had been drinking into the early hours of last Sunday.
He got into his Daihatsu Four Track 14 hours later in the belief he was under the limit.
But his behaviour was described today as reckless by Superintendent Dick Lewis, head of traffic and operations at South Wales Police Force.
"The recklessness of this driver leaves me speechless," he said.
"Each offence is bad enough in its own right but in combination they are more severe."