Grieving man's driving ban

A MAN who drove while under the influence following his aunt's funeral has be banned for 14 months.

Saturday, 30th July 2016, 10:07 am
Updated Saturday, 30th July 2016, 12:09 pm
Preston Magistrates court

James Ashcroft, 23, of Topaz Way, Chorley, lost his driving job as a result of the charge, Preston Magistrates’ Court was told.

Prosecuting, Kerry Grieve said: “On July 8 police received information a possible drink driver had left the George public house in Chorley.”

Officers traced the vehicle to his address and spoke to him as he arrived home.

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He blew 58mg of alcohol in a breath test.

District Judge David Scanlan ruled he must pay a £110 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.