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Drink Driving OAP Who Knocked Down Cyclist Detained By Vigilante

A man who was driving near to a 71 year old driver, witnessed him knock over a cyclist and then just carry on driving.

Not wanting to let the driver get away away with it, and after checking the cyclist was okay, he followed him home, detained him and called the police.

The 71 year old driver, Gordon Salt had been drinking at the pub whilst watching the football. As he drove home he knocked a cyclist clean off the road and never stopped to see if they were injured or not.

When interviewed, Salt told the police that he “only clipped” the cyclist.

Manchester Magistrates Court heard that Salt stated, another car had pulled out in front of him which he swerved to avoid that meant he hit the cyclist.

When police attended at Salt’s address, he was taken to the police station and breathalysed. He gave a reading of 112mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The current legal limit for drink driving in England and Wales is 35mg.

Salt pleaded guilty to drink driving and was banned from driving for 4 years. he was also given a curfew for 3 months between the hours of 7pm and 7am.

The court were not given any further details about the cyclist.


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