A tip-off to police that a car was being driven erratically in Blackpool resulted in a drunken driver being arrested.
Sean Stokes, 29, of Victoria Road, Stoke-on-Trent, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol without insurance and not in accordance with his learner’s licence.
He was banned from the road for three years and fined £225 with £85 costs plus £23 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.
Tracy Evans, prosecuting, said police got information a Vauxhall Astra was being driven erratically on August 11 about 9.30pm.
Police stopped the car on Cherry Tree Road. A breath test showed 54 micrograms of alcohol in his body – 35 is the limit.
The defence said Stokes was on holiday in the resort and after having something to drink, foolishly decided to drive a short distance.