Drink drive ban for 'legless' motorist

A man who lost both his legs in a car accident has been convicted of drink-driving.

By Simon Drury
Tuesday, 10th May 2022, 12:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th May 2022, 1:04 pm

Craig Sagar, 50, of Cunliffe Road, Blackpool, has prosthetic legs below the knee which allow him to drive an Audi TT car.

Police were alerted to him driving after drinking and arrested him on his home driveway.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

He was just over twice the legal limit Blackpool Magistrates heard.

Sagar who admitted drink driving was banned from the road for 19 months and was put on a 12 week curfew.

His lawyer Hugh Pond told the court: “The ban will cause him difficulties as he is due to have new prosthetic legs fitted in Preston soon."

The court heard how Sagar had been tempted to go out drinking with a friend.