Driver forced police to swerve

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A driver was more than three times over the alcohol limit when he pulled out in front of a police car, forcing it to swerve out of the way.

Paul Bailey, 26, of Radcliffe Road, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was banned from the road for two years, put on a two-month curfew from 7pm to 7am and ordered to pay £85 costs with £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Andrea Fawcett, prosecuting, said Bailey was driving a Renault on Fleetwood’s Station Road on October 28 about 2am.

The court heard he pulled out in front of a police car which had to swerve out of the way as a result.

A breath test showed 118 micrograms of alcohol in his body - 35 is the limit.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said Bailey borrowed his girlfriend’s car when he went out.

He parked it up not intending to drive again that night, but later decided to move it to outside his girlfriend’s for safety.

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