Aircraft engineer crashes after drinking binge

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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AN engineer was more than three times over the limit when he crashed his car through a wall.

Christopher Enwright, who works as a precision engineer for a company in Farnworth, Bolton, which makes aircraft parts, admitted driving with excess alcohol without insurance.

The 28-year-old, of Alderley Avenue, South Shore, was sentenced to a three-month curfew between 8pm and 6am on Saturdays only, put on six months’ supervision, disqualified from driving for 48 months and ordered to pay £85 costs at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Adrian Hollamby, prosecuting, said Enwright drove his Ford Focus on Alderley Avenue at 1.19am on September 15.

A breath test showed 119 micrograms of alcohol in his body - 35 is the limit.

The prosecutor added: “He crashed through a wall. Luckily no-one was hurt.

“He has a previous drink-driving conviction from 2005.”

Gerry Coyle, defending, said his client had been out most of the night. He wanted to go to a local shop and because the weather was bad he took the car. Mr Coyle added: “He can not believe he was so foolish.

“He works as an engineer in Farnworth, Bolton, but he will be able to get a lift to work with a colleague.”

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