Hungry driver banned from road

Blackpool police
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A hungry trainee mechanic was over the limit when he went for a takeaway.

Warren Elliott, 28, of Adstone Avenue, Grange Park, admitted driving with excess alcohol.

He was banned from the road for three years and fined £200 with £85 costs plus £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said police saw Elliott driving a Vauxhall Astra which wandered across North Park Drive on July 5 at 3.50am.

A breath test showed 48 micrograms of alcohol - 35 is the limit.

He had a previous drink-drive conviction from 2007.

David Charnley, defending, said his client had been drinking the previous evening and then went back home.

Later he felt fine to drive and decided to go and get some food.

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