Driver filling up at Clitheroe petrol station at 7 a.m. was drunk

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A CLITHEROE petrol station attendant contacted police because a man who filled up at 7 a.m. appeared to be drunk.

Blackburn magistrates heard that shortly afterwards, police received a report that the same car had crashed into a hedge and they arrested Sajid Hussain at the scene.

Hussain (35), of Richmond Hill Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis. He was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

Miss Catherine Allan (prosecuting) said the petrol station worker said Hussain struggled to put the petrol into his car and then staggered into the shop. When police arrested him his eyes were glazed and he was struggling to focus.