Drink drive dad had daughter in his car

A dad had his eight-year-old daughter in the car when he drove while over the alcohol limit.

Tuesday, 23rd August 2016, 11:30 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:03 pm
Blackpool Magistrates Court

Wayne Richardson, a 30-year-old salesman, of Westcliffe Drive. Layton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £205 with £85 costs plus £30 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said police saw Richardson driving a Corsa on Dinmore Avenue on July 31 at 4.30pm. Officers described his driving as erratic and said he was speeding.

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When stopped, he said he had had three pints of lager. A breath test showed 40 micrograms of alcohol in his body – 35 is the limit.

Steven Townley, defending, told magistrates Richardson, who had been to the pub and then to pick up his daughter, said he was surprised he was over the limit.