A learner driver was found to be over the alcohol limit after police followed him. Richard Parfitt was seen driving alone, slowly without lights in Poulton in Blackpool.
Parfitt, 32, 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 that police saw Parfitt at the wheel of his wife’s car at about 1am. A breath test showed 68 micrograms of alcohol in his body – almost double the legal drink drive limit of 35ml in 100ml of blood.