A desperate dad who made a late-night plea to be reunited with his daughter ended up with a hefty drink-drive ban - after his former partner called in the cops.
Christopher Hudson turned up twice at the home of his ex in Jarrow in an intoxicated state the night after Father’s Day in a bid to get access to his child.
He made the foolish decision to go to speak to his child’s mother while under the influence of alcohol.Laura Croft
The mother of his child alerted police to his behaviour and he was stopped while driving through Boldon Colliery while nearly three times over the limit.
The 27-year-old was arrested after failing a roadside test and recorded a reading of 96mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath - nearly three times the legal limit.
Hudson, of Larkswood, South Shields, admitted driving with excess alcohol at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
Clare Irving, prosecuting, said: “At 10.30pm on June 20, police were called by a female saying her ex partner was outside her address under the influence.
“Police could not locate him at this time but she rang again at 12.30am, saying he had turned up again in an intoxicated state.
“Police followed his vehicle until he stopped at New Road, Boldon Colliery.”
Laura Croft, defending said: “He had not been able to see his daughter for some time, including Father’s Day.
“He made the foolish decision to go to speak to his child’s mother while under the influence of alcohol.”
Hudson received a two-year driving ban, was fined £525 and must also pay court costs of £85 and a £52 victim surcharge.