Man Convicted of Drink Driving After Fairmile Crash

A man has disqualified from driving after providing a sample that was over the legal limit in Henley on Thames.

Jonathan Wylder, aged 64 of Blackmore Lane, Sonning Common pleaded guilty to one count of driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (12/10).

Wylder was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for four years and has to pay £270 in costs.

On 26 September last year at around 3am officers attended a road traffic collision involving two cars on Fairmile, Henley on Thames.

Wylder provided a sample of blood, which measured 142 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80 microgrammes. Wilder was then charged via postal requisition for driving a motor vehicle whilst over the legal limit.

The driver and two passengers of the second vehicle were hurt during the incident but all have made a full recovery.

Investigating officer Sergeant Robin Nickless of the Roads Policing Department, said: “This was a deeply concerning incident. It is very fortunate that no one in this incident was seriously injured. I would like to thank the members of the public that came forward to assist police and the injured party in the incident.”

“I am pleased to see the courts have handed down this sentence and hope this shows those who drink whilst under the influence of alcohol will be taken through the courts and will face justice.”