Drink-drive case adjourned

A man being breathalysed. Pic posed
A man being breathalysed. Pic posed

A DRIVER who admitted being behind the wheel while over the limit has had his case adjourned for a special reasons hearing.

Steven Eden, from Ince, pleaded guilty at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court after he was pulled over by police on Moss Lane in Platt Bridge on March 8.

Nicola Ormerod, prosecuting, told the court Eden, of Maple Avenue, was stopped after the manner of his driving attracted the attention of police officers. He then told them he had drunk around eight cans of alcohol.

He was found to have 67 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, compared to the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.

David Achilles, defending, said Eden, 38, had got behind the wheel due to a serious family emergency, and only set off to help after being unable to get in contact with any of his relations.

The case was adjourned for a special reasons hearing, which will take place on May 22. Eden was released on unconditional bail.