Unpaid work for drink driving

A man from Hyde has been ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work by Tameside magistrates for being over the drink drive limit.

Michael Marsden, of Pimlott Grove, was stopped on October 10 on Rassbottom Street and found to have 55 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

The 27-year-old admitted the offence and was banned from the road for 12 months plus must pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £90.

He also pleaded guilty to obstructing a police constable in the execution of his duty, and being in possession of a quantity of cocaine and cannabis, although no separate penalties were imposed.

The driving disqualification can be reduced by three months if a driving course is successfully completed.

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