Blackpool drink-driver hit lamp post

A driver rang police and told them he had been drinking after crashing into a lamp post.

Wednesday, 1st November 2017, 3:40 pm
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 10:55 pm
Blackpool magistrates court

Andrew Lang, 26, of Gretna Crescent, Norbreck, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was disqualified from driving for 20 months, fined £320 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £32 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said police were called to Normoss Road, where a lamp post had been knocked over when Lang collided with it.

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A breath test showed he was more than twice over the limit with 79 micrograms of alcohol in his body - 35 is the limit.

When interviewed Lang said he had drunk two single vodkas and a can of beer before driving and losing control.

Lang, who had no previous convictions, told magistrates he was remorseful and embarrassed about what he had done.

He said: “I called the police to tell them about the accident myself and said I had been drink-driving.”