Learner banned for drink driving

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

A learner driver was found to be over the alcohol limit after police followed him.

Richard Parfitt was seen driving alone, slowly without lights on Tithebarn Street, Poulton.

Parfitt, 32, of St Luke’s Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol without insurance and not in accordance with his provisional licence.

He was banned from the road for 18 months, fined £465 with £85 costs and ordered to pay a £150 court charge with £46 victims surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said about 1am police saw Parfitt at the wheel of his wife’s Kia car on September 13.

A breath test showed 68 micrograms of alcohol in his body - almost double the legal drink drive limit of 35 ml in 100ml of blood.