Clitheroe car owner given bedside breathalyser test

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A CLITHEROE man was found in bed by police who minutes earlier had seen his car being driven erratically.

Blackburn magistrates heard 22-year-old David Fallon gave a “bedside” breathalyser reading nearly three times the legal limit, but when he got to the police station refused to provide a sample.

Fallon, of Kirk Avenue, admitted failing to provide. He was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report with a warning custody would be an option.

Catherine Allan (prosecuting) said police saw Fallon’s car fail to give way at a junction. They traced it from the registration and went straight to the home of the registered keeper, only to be told Fallon was in bed. When they went to his room he still had his jeans on under the duvet.