Drink driver from Rishton is spared jail

First published in News

A SERIAL drink-driver escaped an immediate prison sentence despite a spate of offences.

Blackburn magistrates heard David Nicol Hayes was on bail to Oldham magistrates for drink driving when he was stopped and refused to provide a specimen on November 22.

He was banned for the Oldham offence but was again caught behind the wheel in Accrington six days later.

Hayes, 39, of Haworth Street, Rishton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol and while disqualified, failing to provide a specimen for analysis and two charges of driving without insurance.

He was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison suspended for two years, made subject to community supervision for 12 months with an alcohol treatment requirement, banned from driving for three years and fined £180.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree