Drink drive shame of school caretaker

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A SCHOOL caretaker was almost three times over the drive limit when police saw his car swerving about on the road.

Kenneth McKay, 48, of Harcourt Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol when he appeared before Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said that on March 17, at 3.40am, police saw McKay’s Megane swerving from side-to-side on St Walburgas Road.

Officers stopped the car and noticed McKay stumble as he stepped from the vehicle.

A breath test showed 101 milligrams of alcohol in his body – 35 is the limit.

Mitch Sarangi, defending, said his client, who had no previous convictions, had endured a number of problems in his life.

McKay’s 27-year marriage had broken down and his father had died.

The day of the offence he had not eaten and he argued with his new partner, Mr Sarangi added.

McKay was disqualified from driving for two years, fined £450 with £85 costs and ordered to pay the £15 victims’ surcharge at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.