A SOUTH Tyneside man who admitted a drink- driving charge has been banned from the roads for 17 months.
Samuel Speed-Bush was stopped by police alerted by his ‘erratic’ driving on John Reid Road, South Shields, at 1.45am on Saturday, September 21.
Paul Anderson, prosecuting, said: “Police saw a Chevrolet vehicle driving somewhat erratically, which caused them to stop the driver.
“He gave a positive roadside test.”
Speed-Bush, of North Main Court, South Shields, gave a reading of 62 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 milliletres of breath – above the legal limit of 36.
David Forrester, defending, said: “He had stopped drinking at 10pm, but his brother- in-law asked him for a lift home, and he felt OK so got in the car.”
The 26-year-old also fined £110, and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20 by magistrates.