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Man caught driving drunk while celebrating with friends for getting his driver’s license

By Mason White 10:00 AM July 29, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested, charged and convicted of drunk driving after he was caught driving drunk during a night out partying with his friends to celebrate getting his new driver’s license, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

According to the police investigation, 27-year-old Lee Dawson was making his way home after a night of drinking in Brighton, when he was arrested for drunk driving.

Dawson was four times over the legal alcohol limit for driving.

He crashed his car into two vehicles while waiting at a traffic light just before midnight. Luckily, no one was injured in the crash.

Dawson pleaded guilty to drunk driving.

He was banned from driving for 30 months, given a 12-week suspended sentence, ordered to do 200 hours of community service and told to pay $450 in fines.

Prosecutors told the court that Dawson went out with friends to celebrate getting his driver’s license.