Student’s drink drive mistake

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A student had six passengers in his car when he was caught in Lancashire police’s Christmas anti drink-driving campaign.

Oliver Greenwood-Taziker was more than twice over the limit at the wheel of his Vauxhall Corsa.

It was just a stupid mistake. I was not thinking

Greenwood-Taziker, 18, of Worswick Cottages, The Village, Singleton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was banned from the road for 22 months, fined £110 and ordered to pay £20 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Rod Ross sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police saw the defendant driving a Corsa erratically on Blackpool’s Garstang Road West on December 13 at 1.45am.

He was speeding, weaving from side-to-side, braking harshly and failed to set off promptly when a set of traffic lights turned green.

The car was stopped on Poulton Road and six passengers were removed and sent on their way.

A breath test showed 74 microgrammes of alcohol in his body – 35 is the limit.

Greenwood-Taziker told the judge he had had his driving licence since June and added: “It was just a stupid mistake. I was not thinking.”