A drink-driver has been ordered off the road for three years after being convicted for the second time.
Kelvin Forrester was caught on the M65 at 1.30am because his MOT had run out six months before. He later blew 43 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath at the police station. The legal limit is 35.
Security worker Forrester (38) was banned for drink-driving in 2013. The father-of-two admitted driving with excess alcohol and no test certificate on March 5th. The defendant, of Bradley Hall Road in Nelson, was fined £120 and must pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.
Mr David Norman, defending Forrester, told the hearing: "His previous conviction is a problem for him. I understand that wasn't a high reading either."
The solicitor continued: "Very unfortunately, he had a couple of drinks. He didn't think he would be over the limit."
Mr Norman said the defendant was a single parent and was also responsible for his elderly mother. The solicitor added: "He has also just found a new job and he believes the likelihood is he will not get that job now, as he needed to drive."