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Drink-drive councillor steps down

Guy Curley
Curley was three times over the drink drive limit

A Lincolnshire borough councillor who drove with his children in his car while three times over the drink-drive limit has resigned.

Guy Curley, 52, from Holland Fen was given community service earlier this month after admitting drink driving with his two children in the car.

Boston Magistrates' Court had heard he decided to drive to get his three-year-old son vital medicine.

Curley was given a 28-month ban and 200 hours of community service.

Chairman of the magistrates Dr Lawrence Taffinder had said Curley's actions "beggared belief" and that he had put his children's lives at risks.

He had already resigned as a member of the council's cabinet.

In a statement Councillor Richard Austin, leader of Boston Borough Council, said: "I can confirm that the returning officer for Boston Borough Council has accepted the resignation of Guy Curley as a councillor with immediate effect."

Councillor admits drink driving
10 Sep 08 |  Lincolnshire

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