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Drink-drive councillor steps down

A Lincolnshire borough councillor has resigned and apologised after being convicted of drink-driving.

Boston Bypass Independent councillor Neil McGregor stepped down after being given a suspended prison sentence for driving with excess alcohol.

Mr McGregor said he would like to apologise to the people of Boston.

He was sentenced to three months in jail suspended for two years and given a three-year ban from driving at Boston Magistrates Court on 28 May.

A by-election will be held in Boston to fill the vacancy on the council.

Richard Austin, leader of the Boston Bypass Independents, said: "My colleagues and I cannot condone drink-driving and appreciate his honorable decision to stand down."

Mr McGregor had a blood alcohol level of 138 microgrammes when he was stopped by police in March - about four times above the legal limit of 35.


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