A bar owner who had a drink after work drove home despite having a flat tyre.

Blackburn magistrates heard Jonathan Riley was spotted by police and failed a roadside breathalyser.

He failed to provide an evidential sample at the police station.

Riley, 49, of Cutler Lane, Stacksteads, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a sample. He was fined £333 with £133 victim surcharge and £85 costs. He was banned from driving for 17 months.

Antonia Walters, prosecuting, said the roadside reading was 69 against the legal limit of 35.

"At the police station he didn't blow into the machine with sufficient strength to provide a sample," said Miss Walters.

Aftab Bakhat, defending, said Riley had been working at his new business, a bar in Rochdale.

"He was persuaded by staff and colleagues to have a drink after work," said Mr Bakhat. "As he was driving home he had a puncture and was driving slowly to complete the journey."

He said when he reached the custody suite Riley realised the enormity of what was happening and was gripped with panic and fear.