U's player fined for drink-drive offence

A YOUNG Colchester United footballer has been handed a 12-month driving ban and fined £400 after he was caught drink-driving.

Elliot Furniss

A YOUNG Colchester United footballer has been handed a 12-month driving ban and fined £400 after he was caught drink-driving.

Jamie Guy, 20, was stopped by police as he drove along St John's Road, Colchester, on May 3 and was found to be over the drink drive limit.

He admitted drinking four bottles of beer at a neighbours' barbecue earlier in the day.


You may also want to watch:


He was not insured to drive the black Renault Clio at the time, held only a provisional diving license and was not displaying learner plates on the vehicle.

At Colchester Magistrates' Court yesterday Guy, a striker with the League One club, also pleaded guilty to a charge of using threatening behaviour, relating to a separate incident just days after the drink driving offence.

Most Read

The court heard that Guy and a friend, Jan-Isaac Hibbs, who admitted the same charge, had been “play-fighting” in a Colchester car park after a night out on May 9 only for the fight to escalate, ending up with them scuffling on the floor and the police being called.

Hibbs, of Bernard Brett House, Colchester, was handed a £100 fine for the offence while Guy was fined £350. They were both ordered to pay costs.

Speaking after the hearing, Guy said he was “upset” about the ordeal and that it would not be happening again.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus