A Tory councillor who was disqualified from driving because of a drink-driving conviction is to return to court next week to face a charge that he flouted the ban. Chellaston councillor Ron Liversedge has confirmed that he now intends to quit as a member of Derby City Council.
He was given a £500 fine and a 20-month driving ban last February after a police breath test found him to be twice the legal limit. He was told that his ban would be reduced to 15 months if he successfully completed a drink-drivers' rehabilitation course.
On that occasion, the former pub landlord was stopped while driving his Renault Laguna in Fellowlands Way, Chellaston. It is understood that police arrested him on Saturday. He has been charged with driving while disqualified.