Driver ‘was all over the road’

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A driver who was reported to be all over the road had a bottle of vodka in the footwell of his car, a magistrates’ court was told.

David Whitehurst, 48, unemployed, of Kings Road, St Annes, pleaded guilty to failing to provide police with a breath specimen for alcohol testing.

He was banned from the road for 40 months and fined £110 with £59 costs.

He was also told to pay £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said on April 27 about 3.30pm police got information the driver of a Ford Focus was all over the road on Blackpool Promenade.

As police were speaking to Whitehurst he took his foot off the brake and the car rolled forward.

He failed to provide a breath specimen at the roadside or the police station.

The court was told he had a similar previous conviction from 2005.

Whitehurst said he had not drunk any alcohol on the day of the offence, but he had drunk a lot the previous day.

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