Drink-driver who ploughed into Burnley shop is banned

Burnley Magistrates Court.
Burnley Magistrates Court.

A Burnley man who drove while over the legal alcohol limit and failed to stop after his car ploughed into a shop front in Hammerton Street has been given a two-year ban by the town’s magistrates.

Nathan Andrews (34), of Westwood Road, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to the incidents.

The accident occurred on Sunday, January 26th, and the case was adjourned for the preparation of social inquiry reports.

At the time, Andrews had 92 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath, more than two-and-a-half times over the legal limit of 35.

He was arrested by police after crashing again in Queen’s Lancashire Way, close to the mini-roundabout.

Mr Dylan Bradshaw (defending) said the accident was the culmination of a series of events which demonstrated that Andrews, who suffered from mental health problems, needed help quickly.

Andrews was made the subject of a nine-month supervision order and also hit with a four-week curfew between the hours of 7pm and 7am.

He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60.