Drunk driver hit back of car

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A man was not insured to drive his father’s car when he smashed into the back of another vehicle which slowed for police going to an emergency.

Jonathon Robinson, 51, of Grange Road, Fleetwood, admitted driving without insurance.

He was given a six-month conditional discharge, ordered to pay £15 victims’ surcharge and had six motoring penalty points put on his licence by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said a police vehicle, with blue lights flashing, was on Dock Road, Fleetwood, going to an emergency on May 10 at about 8pm.

Robinson crashed into the rear of a Suzuki Swift which gave way for the police car.

At the time Robinson was over the drink-drive limit with 83 micrograms of alcohol in his body - 35 is the limit.

He was dealt with for this offence at a previous court appearance and banned from the road until November next year.

Robinson said he had believed his fully comprehensive insurance had covered him to drive his father’s Kia Picanto.

After being banned he could not continue his window cleaning work and added that he was emigrating to Sweden.

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