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Drink-driver hit bollards in Cleveleys

A motorist was arrested after a silver Audi A5 hit the wall separating Kelso Avenue in Cleveleys from the tram-track at around 9pm on Sunday, March 11, 2018, police said. Picture: Jay Johnson-Allen
A motorist was arrested after a silver Audi A5 hit the wall separating Kelso Avenue in Cleveleys from the tram-track at around 9pm on Sunday, March 11, 2018, police said. Picture: Jay Johnson-Allen

A drink-driver swerved to miss a dog which ran out into the road and ended up smashing through concrete bollards onto the tram tracks.

Robert Bond, a 43-year-old sign fitter, of Gresham Road, Anchorsholme, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was banned from the road for 12 months, fined £575 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £57 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said two other drivers saw Bond’s silver Audi A5 smash through several concrete bollards and end up on the tram tracks on March 11, about 9pm.

A breath test showed 47 micrograms of alcohol in his body - 35 is the limit.

When interviewed Bond told police he had just left the Tramway pub and been driving home when a dog ran in front of him and he swerved.

Steven Townley, defending, said his client had drunk three pints of beer.