A MAN who denies a drink-driving charge has been been given a trial date.
Lee Rushton is accused of being over the limit when travelling in Commercial Road, South Shields, on Saturday, March 8.
The 31-year-old entered a not guilty plea to a charge of driving with excess alcohol at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
Rushton, of Lingshaw, Gateshead, admitted that the Peugeot 307 he was driving at the time did not have a valid MoT certificate.
He entered a guilty plea to using a vehicle with no test certificate.
A trial date was set for August 18 at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.