Porter was over drink drive limit

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A porter stopped by police because he was driving without lights was found to be over the alcohol limit.

Oliver Morris, 24, of Newton Drive, Layton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was disqualified from driving for 18 months, fined £230 with £85 costs and ordered to pay a £150 court charge plus £23 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Joanne Hirst sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said police saw Morris driving an Audi on the resort’s Queen Street on April 26 at 2.40am without lights.

At first he denied he had been drinking, but then admitted he had had two vodkas. A breath test showed 61 micrograms of alcohol in his body – 35 is the limit.

Stephen Duffy, defending, said his client, who was out with his partner, had intended to get a taxi.