Drunk mental health worker crashed into Promenade bollard

A man was almost three times the alcohol limit when he crashed into a bollard at 9am one morning.

Friday, 8th April 2016, 10:29 am
Updated Friday, 8th April 2016, 10:31 am
Blackpool Magistrates Court

Phillip Bulmer said he had gone to the Promenade at Rossall and drunk vodka before going to a takeaway.

Bulmer, a 46-year-old mental health services worker, of Thornton Gate, Cleveleys, pleaded guilty to to driving with excess alcohol.

Presiding magistrate, David Hearton, told him: “This was an exceptionally high reading. You were lucky you did not injure anyone else.”

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Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police were called to Rossall Road, Cleveleys, where Bulmer’s Peugeot had collided with a bollard and lost a wheel, on March 17 at 9.10am.

He was taken to hospital, but after being discharged a breath test showed 103 micrograms of alcohol in his body – 35 is the limit.

Kathryn Jamieson-Sinclair, defending, said her client had no previous convictions and added: “He has been exemplary in character and this has been a fall from grace for him. He spends a great deal of his time for the benefit of the community. He has shown genuine remorse.”

Bulmer was banned from the road for 24 months, fined £460 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £46 victims’ surcharge.