Police found drink-driver with bleeding head injury

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A drink-driver who crashed into a wall was spotted walking down the street with blood pouring from a head injury by police.

Herbert Russell had intended staying the night at his girlfriend’s but after they argued she told him to leave and he hit a pot hole as he drove home.

Russell, a 56-year-old labourer, of Westcliffe Drive, Layton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was banned from the road for 17 months, fined £120 and ordered to pay a £150 court charge plus £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Adrian Hollamby, prosecuting, said Russell’s Ford Freda left the road on the resort’s West Park Drive and collided with a wall, on November 8 at 12.30am

Police saw him walking down the road with a head injury and he was taken to hospital where a blood test showed 144 microgrammes of alcohol in his body – 80 is the limit.