Cornwall

Falmouth leisure boat skipper denies alcohol charges

Lady Elizabeth
Image caption David Pill was sacked by ferry owner K&S Cruises after he was arrested and charged

The former skipper of a Cornish leisure boat has denied being over the legal alcohol limit while in charge of a vessel.

David Pill was arrested after mooring the Lady Elizabeth, which can carry up to 75 passengers, at the Prince of Wales Pier at Falmouth on 17 August.

The 39-year-old, of Tresillian Road, Falmouth, denied the single charge during a hearing at Truro Crown Court.

The case has been adjourned until next year. Mr Pill was released on bail.

The 50ft Lady Elizabeth is operated by K&S Cruises. The company dismissed Mr Pill following his arrest.

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