Colne driver who nearly hit police car after drinking 'six pints and two shots' charged

A drink-driver who narrowly avoided a head-on collision with a police car in Colne has been charged.

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 6:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 6:14 pm

The motorist was pulled over after nearly hitting a police car in Colne as he was giving his friend a lift home in May.

After reportedly admitting they had drunk "six pints and two shots", the driver was breathalysed at the scene and gave a reading of 90 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35.

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Today (June 15), officers confirmed Shahbaz Rashid, of The Crescent, Colne, was charged with driving a motor vehicle when above the legal alcohol limit.

The 30-year-old appeared at Blackburn Magistrates' Court yesterday (June 14) where he was disqualified from driving for 21 months.

Rashid was also ordered to pay a £346 fine, £85 in costs and a £35 victim surcharge.

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The BMW pulled over by police in Colne. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

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