Trio to face court after police drink-drive blitz

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An award winning head lad formerly based in Newmarket has been charged with drink driving in the town.

Stuart Messenger, former head lad to Sir Michael Stoute, was one of three people arrested and charged by police for driving with excess alcohol in town over the weekend.

The 52 year old, who won the 2010 Godolphin Stud and Stable Award Employee of the Year title, recorded a reading of 38 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, when breathalysed on the Bury Road at 1.50am on Sunday. The legal limit is 35 micrograms in 100 millilitres.

Also charged with driving with excess alcohol at the weekend was leading veterinary neurology specialist Giunio Bruto Cherubini.

The 52 year old was arrested at around 1.20am on Saturday on the Cambridge Road after being stopped by police. Following a breath test he recorded a reading of 47 micrograms, in 100 millilitres of breath, 12 micrograms above the legal limit.

Cherubini, who is regarded as one of Europe’s leading practitioners in his field, is currently the head of neurology and neurosurgery at Dick White Referrals, in Six Mile Bottom.

The third man to be arrested and charged was Juan Herrador Garcia, who lives at Moulton Paddocks in Newmarket.

He was arrested at 5.50pm on Saturday after producing a breath test reading of 114, more than twice the legal limit, when stopped in Bury Road.

All three were bailed until December 23 when they will appear at West Suffolk Magistrates’ Court.