A CROSLAND Moor man has appeared in court for drink-driving.
Charles Carr, of Gilbert Grove, admitted the charge and was banned from getting behind the wheel.
Kirklees magistrates were told that the incident took place at St Thomas’ Road in Huddersfield on April 14.
Carole Lawford, prosecuting, said that at the time CID officers were on duty in an unmarked police car.
The officers were driving at 30mph but were overtaken by the silver Hyundai at speed.
They indicated to the vehicle, being driven by Carr, to stop and asked him if he had been drinking.
He replied that he had drunk two pints and agreed to a roadside breath test.
This revealed that the 33-year-old had 73 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
The legal limit is 35mg.
Magistrates were told that Carr had initially denied the offence.
He had two trials fixed at the court, but the second was vacated so that he could enter a guilty plea.
Carr, who was not represented, told magistrates that he’d had a few issues on the day.
He said he didn’t realise that medications he had taken had a high alcoholic content and meant he couldn’t have as much to drink.
Magistrates banned Carr from driving for 18 months.
They also fined him £300 and ordered him to pay £200 costs and £15 victim surcharge.