Deputy mayor banned in drink driving case
PUBLISHED: 12:09 01 February 2007 | UPDATED: 14:59 12 May 2010
ROYSTON S deputy mayor Councillor Chris Barton has been banned from driving after a drink-drive offence. Cllr Barton is also currently chairman of Royston Town Council s highways and general purposes committee: a committee which at times discusses road sa
ROYSTON'S deputy mayor Councillor Chris Barton has been banned from driving after a drink-drive offence.
Cllr Barton is also currently chairman of Royston Town Council's highways and general purposes committee: a committee which at times discusses road safety issues.
Conservative councillor Chris Barton, 60, of Siskin Close, admitted a charge of drink driving when he appeared at Stevenage Magistrates' Court last Thursday.
He has been disqualified from driving for 18 months and fined £180.
He was also ordered to pay £87 costs and has been offered a HAPAS course - a drink drive alcohol awareness course.
He was charged with drink-driving after being stopped by police in the evening of January 17 in Melbourn Street, Royston. A breath test revealed 61mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath - twice the legal limit.
When the Crow went to press yesterday (Wednesday), it was unable to contact Cllr Barton.
Cllr Barton was re-elected to the town council last May after representing the Heath ward for the previous four years.
During that four year spell on the town council he was a member of the highways committee.
In his election address in May, Cllr Barton said: "My main concern is improving road safety throughout Royston."
Cllr Barton was due to become Mayor of Royston in May.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Royston Crow. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.