A TEENAGER was dragged off his motorbike by concerned residents after they were told by his friends that he was drunk.

Blackburn magistrates heard the 16-year-old had nearly collided with parked vehicles before he was removed from his bike and detained until the police arrived.

The youth, who can't be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol, without a licence or insurance and not wearing protective headgear.

He was fined £100 with £85 costs and £21 victim surcharge and banned from driving for 12 months.

Peter Kelly, defending, said police were called by a resident of Church Street in Burnley who reported a teenage on a motorbike who had nearly collided with three vehicles.

"Witnesses had seen him driving up and down the street narrowly missing cars," said Mr Kelly.

"His friends at the scene were trying to get him off the bike and they said he had been drinking."

Michael Alexander, defending, said his client wasn't speeding and there was no collision.

"He says he had drunk a couple of vodkas but he felt in full control of his faculties and the vehicle," said Mr Alexander.

"This is his first conviction and it is a shame he has now lost his good name."