Crash driver’s two year ban

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A driver was more than three times over the limit when he crashed his car into a barrier surrounding a pedestrian crossing.

Martin Brown went drinking after learning a close friend had died that day.

Brown, 47, of Osborne Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

He was sentenced to a four months curfew between 8pm and 7am, ordered to pay £85 costs and £60 victims’ surcharge and banned from the road for two years by Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said Brown crashed his Renault saloon into a barrier at the junction of Waterloo Road and Hawes Side Lane on May 4 at 12.55am.

Steven Townley, defending, said his client had combined medication with drink and had nothing to eat on the day of the offence.

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