Drink-driver stopped after tip-off

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A drink driver almost twice the limit was stopped by police after a tip-off, Pennine magistrates heard.

Paul Gorton (49) of Westgate, Burnley, was banned for 17 months, fined £300 with £85 costs and £30 victim surcharge.

A test showed he had 65 micrograms of alcohol in 100 ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He was not legally represented and apologised for the offence.