Motorist lost control of car

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A motorist drove past a police patrol at high speed and then lost control of his car, spinning it round 180 degrees.

Nicholas Lunn was found to more than two times over the limit when breathalysed on New Year’s Day.

Lunn, 23, of Hardhorn, Poulton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol before magistrates.

He was disqualified from driving for 18 months and fined £300 with £85 cost plus £30 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Philip Potter, prosecuting, said Lunn drove a Clio at high speed past police parked on the Shell service station, Mains Lane, Poulton on January 1 at 2am.

Police followed him and saw he had spun his car which was facing in the opposite direction on Mains Lane with two of the vehicle’s wheels on the grass verge.

A breath test was carried out and showed 72 micrograms of alcohol in his body – 35 is the limit.

Michael Woosnam, defending, said his client, who had no previous convictions, had been invited to a party and was driving items to the event.

Character references handed to the bench described Lunn as a conscientious worker and said the offence was out of character for him.

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