Sunday, 22 July 2012
Labour councillor banned in drink drive shame
Michael Whitley was almost twice the legal limit when he was stopped by police just yards from his Ashton home.
The council camera operators were alerted to Whitley’s movements by staff at the town centre Engine Room pub in Ashton where he had been drinking.
When they witnessed him drive off at about 4pm on Friday June 29, operators alerted the police who found Whitley, 59, parking up half a mile away on Cumberland Grove.
Whitley, who represents the Ashton Waterloo ward, told officers that he had had ‘a lot’ to drink but before he could be breathalysed at the roadside he attempted to smoke a cigarette. He was arrested and found to have a reading of 62mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg. Read more at the Tameside Advertiser website.