Property developer, 85, faces drink-driving trial

An 85-year-old property developer is to go on trial charged with drink driving.

Alan Hughes denied the offence when he appeared at Doncaster Magistrates' Court on 3 June.

The prosecution alleges that Mr Hughes, of Bawtry Road in Bessacarr, had 54mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath while driving a Mercedes E Class on the same street on 1 March. The legal limit is 35mg.

After pleading not guilty, Mr Hughes was told to attend Barnsley Magistrates' Court on 25 November for his trial under the Road Traffic Act.

He was given unconditional bail until his next court appearance.

The businessman is listed on Companies House as the current and former director of a number of property and aggregates firms based in Doncaster.

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