Driver was over the legal limit

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A driver who was over the alcohol limit had two passengers in his car when he was stopped by police, a court was told.

David Curry, a 45-year-old shop fitter, of Dunelt Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was disqualified from driving for 14 months, and fined £400 with £85 costs plus £40 victims’ surcharge by District Judge James Hatton, sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police saw Curry speeding in a Honda Jazz in Condor Grove on December 21 at 12.25am.

When stopped, he said he had had two alcoholic drinks earlier while watching football. A breath test showed 57 micrograms of alcohol in his body – 35 is the limit.

Curry told the judge he had stopped his car and set off again because one of the women passengers changed her mind about staying at an address.