Wigan drink-driver tore around village green with blue flashing light in car window

The high-speed antics of forklift driver Kenny Moore were spotted by a police officer, who realised the Citroen had no emergency vehicle insignia.
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Moore was pulled up next to the village green at Wrea Green in Lancashire.

Checks revealed he was over the drink- drive limit

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Moore, of Anderton Street in Ince, admitted the offences and also admitted using an emergency blue flashing lighting illegally.

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Prosecutor Scott Parker said the arresting officer noticed empty lager bottles in the car footwell.

When asked about the use of the light, Moore told the officer: “I am a first responder.”

Steven Townley, defending, said the flashing light was used by Moore when he worked on site as a forklift driver.

He said Moore was a union representative who had gone to Blackpool with a work colleague who was in danger of losing his job.

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The lawyer said Moore had a drinking problem and said that the flashing light was switched on accidentally by Moore’s dog, which was also in the car .

Moore, who had a previous drink-drive conviction, was given a six-week jail term suspended for a year .

He must do 20 rehabilitation days and complete an alcohol treatment course.

He was also banned from driving for 22 months .

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