Blackpool drink-driver hit lamp post
A driver rang police and told them he had been drinking after crashing into a lamp post.
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.
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.”