Blackpool Council events manager was nearly three times over the limit on road

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A Blackpool Council manager who helped organise some of the busiest events in the resort, including the Illuminations Switch-On, was caught driving nearly three times over the limit.

 

Christopher Pope, 37, of Mallard Court, pleaded guilty to drink driving at Blackpool Magistrates Court on November 30.

A Breathalyser test revealed he had 95mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system. In England, the legal limit is 35mg.

He was fined £916 and was disqualified from driving for 24 months, with the option of having it reduced by 24 weeks by completing a safe driving course. He was also ordered to pay a £92 victims surcharge and £85 in court costs.

Pope pleaded guilty to one count of drink driving

Pope pleaded guilty to one count of drink driving

Blackpool Council was approached for comment, however, a spokesman said: “We cannot comment on individual personal cases”