Bar worker was over the limit

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A bar worker was almost three times over the drink drive limit when police saw him driving without headlights and swerving about the road.

Mark Tyson was on his way home when he was stopped by police after having drinks after work with colleagues.

Tyson, a 33-year-old father-of-two, of Morston Avenue, North Shore, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was sentenced to do 80 hours unpaid work for the community.

He was also banned from the road for two years and ordered to pay £50 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said that on April 29, at about midnight, police officers saw Tyson driving a Vauxhall Astra on Talbot Road, Blackpool, without its headlights turned on.

A breath test showed 102 micrograms of alcohol in his body – 35 is the legal limit.

Jessica Partington, defending, said her client had no previous convictions and had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

Ms Partington added: “He says the experience has been horrific and he has been petrified about what will happen to him.”