Worthing magistrates ban drink charge coach driver

Crash scene in Downview Road, Worthing Eight unoccupied parked cars were damaged during the crash in Worthing

A coach driver whose vehicle crashed into eight parked cars in West Sussex has been disqualified from driving and fined by Worthing magistrates.

Paul Shields, 47, of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, had admitted drink-driving, driving without due care and attention, and tachograph offences.

The coach he was driving collided with the parked cars in Downview Road, Worthing, on 18 June last year.

No-one was in any of the vehicles and Mr Shields was alone on the coach.

He was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Worthing magistrates disqualified Shields from driving for 15 months.

They also ordered him to pay a £150 fine, a £15 victim surcharge which is an obligatory donation to crime victims, and £150 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The coach was owned by Nottingham-based Trevor Bailey Travel.

At the time, Sussex Police said some of the cars were damaged beyond repair.

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