Driving works van over the limit

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A man panicked when he remembered his works van contained thousands of pounds of equipment so he drove it to a safe place after drinking.

Peter Bradley, who delivered and collected motorbikes around Europe, was seen by police making a three-point turn and then wheel-spinning away.

Bradley, 47, of Station Road, Poulton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was banned from the road for 17 months and fined £149 with £85 costs plus £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Peter Bardsley, prosecuting, said police saw Bradley do a three-point turn and spin the wheels of the van he was driving on Vicarage Lane, Marton on November 24 at 3.15am.

He had 63 micrograms of alcohol in his body - 35 is the limit.

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