Shandy drinking garage boss over limit

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A garage owner was over the alcohol limit when he was stopped by police.

Lee Woodies, 42, of Custom House Lane, Fleetwood, admitted drink-driving.

He was banned for 14 months, fined £250 with £85 costs and ordered to pay a £150 court charge with £25 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police stopped Woodies on October 25, at 1.10am, after seeing him drive a Vauxhall Golf on Penrith Avenue, Cleveleys.

A breath test showed 52 microgrammes of alcohol – 35 is the limit.

Gerry Coyle, defending, said his client had been working until 10pm. He then got a call asking him to pop into a party where he drank two or three shandies.

He said it was a devastating mistake because Woodies had to take customers cars to and from his garage.