Wigan motorist arrested while high on drink and drugs at the wheel of a livestock transporter

A motorist caught at the wheel of an animal transporter while under the influence of drugs is awaiting his fate.
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Michael Gibbons, of Bulteel Street in Pemberton, stood in the dock at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court to plead guilty to a series of motoring offences on two separate occasions.

The hearing was told that the 46-year-old tested positive for cocaine when police stopped an Iveco-Ford livestock carrier on the road near to his home on August 28 last year. He had initially denied the charges but later changed his pleas to guilty.

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And he then pleaded guilty to driving a Renault Megane without a licence or MOT certificate – again on Bulteel Street – on December 19 and that he failed to stop for a police officer.

The case was adjourned until April 25 for the preparation of pre-sentence reports before which an interim driving disqualification was imposed and Gibbons was released on bail.

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