Blackpool pensioner was three times over the limit

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A pensioner was three times over the alcohol limit for driving when he was tested by police, a court has been told.

John Gregson, 71, of Knowsley Crescent, 
Weeton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol before a magistrates’ court.

The court was told that on December 18 Gregson was seen driving a Honda Jazz on the A583.

A breath test showed 105 micrograms of 
alcohol in his body – 35 
microgrammes is the 
limit.

He had two previous convictions for drink-driving, the judge heard.

Gregson had his case adjourned for pre-
sentence reports by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

He will return for sentencing at a later date.