Drunk motorist almost hit police car

High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.
High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.

A drunk motorist almost had a head-on collision with police in Glossop, a court heard.

Officers were told to look for a suspected drink-driver in a Peugeot 206 at around 1pm on January 30, prosecutor John Cooper told High Peak Magistrates’ Court.

The vehicle was spotted on Arundel Street with driver Stephen William Yates asleep at the wheel but after an officer banged on the car’s window several times to wake him up, he then began driving the vehicle along Arundel Street heading straight for another officer’s vehicle.

He stopped his vehicle a foot away from the police vehicle and while speaking to him, officers noticed he smelt strongly of alcohol. At the roadside he gave a reading of 147, the legal limit is 35. But he refused to give a further specimen at the police station.

The 60-year-old, of King Street, Glossop, admitted failing to provide.

The case was adjourned for reports until March 11.