Motor menace is jailed after police tip-off

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A motoring menace caught committing his third offence of disqualified driving and second offence of drink driving after a tip-off to police has been jailed.

Stephen Mann, 57, formerly of Chorley Old Road, Bolton, now living at Newton Hall Caravan Park, Staining Road, Staining, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol while banned and without insurance.

Stephen Mann, 57, has been jailed for 127 days by magistrates.

Stephen Mann, 57, has been jailed for 127 days by magistrates.

Blackpool magistrates sentenced him to 127 days in prison, banned him from the road for 60 months and said he must take an extended driving test at the end of his disqualification.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said police received information a man in a Chrysler Cruiser at Staining Post Office was under the influence of alcohol at 5.10pm on June 1.

Mann was stopped on Normoss Road and a breath test showed he was more than twice over the limit.

When interviewed Mann admitted he knew he had three years left to run on a driving ban.

He had two previous convictions for driving while banned and a previous conviction for drink-driving.

Mann’s defence said he had accepted he had ongoing issues with alcohol and he felt he needed help.

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