Drink driving on the motorway

A father-of-four caught drink-driving on the M65 has been banned for a year.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 4th October 2018, 12:49 pm
Updated Friday, 5th October 2018, 2:31 am
Burnley Magistrates' Court
Burnley Magistrates' Court

Asad Abbas Shah was pulled over after being followed from Junction 12 westbound to Junction 10, at 7-35am. He gave a positive roadside breath-test and blew 54 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 mililitres of breath at the police station. The legal limit is 35, a court was told.

Shah, who was convicted of driving without due care and attention five years ago, has now been fined £120 after the incident on May 14th.

Mr John Rusius (defending) told Burnley magistrates he had no relevant previous convictions.

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The solicitor said the defendant had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity. He continued: "There are no aggravating features. He fully co-operated and gave correct details. He is a married man with four children. The family is in receipt of tax credits."

Shah, of Willow Drive, Nelson, admitted driving with excess alcohol. He must pay a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.