'Spiked drink' claim

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A MAN who said he had been teetotal since his wife and daughter died in an accident involving a drunken driver in 1954, lost his appeal at Stafford Crown Court against an 18-month licence ban for drink-driving. Charles Yardley, 71, of Lichfield, who claimed his tonic water was spiked in a pub last September, had more than double the blood-alcohol limit.