Drink driver was twice over the limit

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A man was caught in the police’s Christmas anti drink-driving net when officers were alerted by a tip-off.

Mohammed Athar was found to be more than twice the legal alcohol limit after driving off the car park of a seafront attraction at Blackpool.

Athar, a cost draughtsman, 27, of Highbrook Grove, Bolton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was banned from the road for 18 months and fined £115 with £85 costs plus £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.