Retired company director, 75, fined £ 652 and banned from driving for three and a half years

The retired business manager, 75, who was caught drunk driving near his £ 1million home and hit a policeman after his arrest is fined £ 652 sterling and a driving ban for three and a half years

  • Retired director caught drunk driving for second time in more than four years
  • Brian Wilson, 75, stopped by police in Volvo car near his £ 1million mansion
  • After being arrested, the pensioner hit a policeman after getting angry
  • Wilson has now been banned from driving for three and a half years










A retired business manager who was caught driving drunk near his £ 1million home and hit a policeman after his arrest has been banned from driving for three and a half years .

Brian Wilson, 75, was pulled over by police in his Volvo car on Golf Links Road in Ferndown, Dorset just after 8 p.m. on December 8.

Officers noticed he was hammering his words and smelled of alcohol. A breathalyzer confirmed he had 80 mcg of alcohol in 100 ml of his breath, more than double the legal limit of 35 mcg.

Poole Magistrates’ Court heard that after being arrested the pensioner punched a police officer after being upset about being taken into custody.

Wilson has now been banned from driving for three and a half years following his latest conviction.

Brian Wilson, 75 (pictured) was pulled over by police in his Volvo car on Golf Links Road in Ferndown, Dorset just after 8 p.m. on December 8

He had previously been caught driving drunk in 2017 when he had just left a Christmas party at a £ 2,000 a year Ferndown golf club and had gone over the limit and was he had been banned from driving for 17 months.

David Finney, prosecuting, said: “Speaking to him, the officer felt he was intoxicated and noted that his speech was blurred and his eyes were glassy.

“A breathalyzer test was performed by the side of the road, failed and was arrested.”

Mr Finney said the retiree became “volatile and aggressive” while being held in a police cell.

He said: “While in police custody, the police have a duty of care and, due to his age, the nurse felt she should watch him.

“She is not allowed to go alone in the cells, so she was accompanied by PC Matt Cave.

“The accused was extremely unstable and aggressive, saying it was a shame he was in custody at 75, saying he was dying and saying he shouldn’t stay here and should be released .

He was previously caught driving drunk in 2017 when he had just left a Christmas party at a £ 2,000 a year Ferndown golf club (pictured) and turned out to be over- over the limit and banned from driving for 17 months.

He was previously caught driving drunk in 2017 when he had just left a Christmas party at a £ 2,000 a year Ferndown golf club (pictured) and turned out to be over- over the limit and banned from driving for 17 months.

“He was told he would be with the police until they were convinced he was sober enough to be released. He was asked to come down and listen to the nurse.

‘PC Cave then sensed that he was going to be assaulted so he pushed him very gently on his chest to push him out of his space.

“He was again reminded to calm down and then hit the officer, but did not cause any injury.”

He told the police that he could not understand the reading because he had only drunk a glass of wine.

Wilson pleaded guilty to drunk driving and assault charges.

Magistrates ordered him to pay a total fine of £ 652 for the two offenses, plus prosecution costs, a victim fine surcharge and compensation to PC Cave, bringing the total to £ 852.

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