Drink-driving chef lied to police

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Have your say

A hotel chef repeatedly lied to police and gave his brother’s name when he was caught driving illegally.

Alex Jackson was caught out after an officer found a letter addressed to him on the car’s passenger seat and a bank card with the defendant’s name on it in his jeans pocket.

Jackson, 31, of George Street, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to obstructing police and driving without insurance or a licence.

He was fined £315 with £85 costs plus £20 victims’ surcharge and banned from the road for six months by District Judge Roger Lowe sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Claire Harris, prosecuting, said police stopped Jackson as he drove a BMW on Kingscote Drive, Layton on June 23 at 8pm.

He repeatedly gave his brother’s name and only admitted his true identity when confronted by documentation police found in the car and on him.