Car owner was twice over legal limit

breath test. Photo: John Giles/PA Wire
breath test. Photo: John Giles/PA Wire

Magistrates have found a 36-year-old man from Hurst Green guilty of being drunk in charge of a car while he was more than twice over the legal drink driving limit.

Peter Ian Holden, of Avenue Road, was found to have 74 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when he was in charge of a blue Ford Fiesta car along Lower Road, at Longridge, on August 24th.

The legal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of breath.

Entering a guilty plea when he appeared at Blackburn magistrates, the defendant was fined £140, had his licence endorsed with 10 penalty points and was ordered to pay court costs.