A drunk motorist who crashed his car on the M55 claimed he was swerving to avoid a rat – and then a fox.
Callum Knights, 23, of Benton Road, Preston, smashed into a side crash barrier near Kirkham before veering into the central reservation and flipping his Ford Fiesta.
He pleaded guilty to drink-driving and was banned from driving for 16 months, fined £315 with £85 costs, and told to pay £32 victims’ surcharges by Blackpool magistrates.
A breath test showed 59 microgrammes of booze in his system. The limit is 35.
Knights told police: “I’ll get banned, won’t I? I swerved to avoid a rat. I swerved to avoid a fox.”