Drink driver caught in Accrington. Nationally, in 2020, more than 2000 people were killed in drink driving-related accidents. In Lancashire, more than 100 have been caught over the limit, in one month alone. Consequently, of over 1.500 people stopped, in December 2020,109 were found to be over the drink driving limit. Furthermore, Local drivers are not averse to risking the consequence of drink driving.
At 2.35 am, on a day recently, Philip Degg was stopped by Police on Manchester Road, Accrington. He was then found to be over the drink driving limit. Moreover, he refused to give an evidentiary sample, at the Police station.
Aftab Bakhat, defending, said: “This was the one time in a long time when he was able to socialise with friends. He thought he was OK to drive.”
28-year-old Degg, of Warner Street, Accrington was sentenced to 80 hours of unpaid work. He was also banned from driving for 18 months and fined £85 in costs. and £95 for a victim surcharge.
Drink drivers are treated severely. However, in December 2020, Police in Lancashire stopped 1541 motorists suspected of drink driving.
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