Biker taken to hospital with serious arm injuries after crash while drink-driving

A motorcyclist who was involved in a collision after drink-driving has been banned while he learns his fate.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 4:45 pm

Patrick Thornton, 26, left the carriageway and hit a stationary car in Acklam Road, Thornaby, in the early hours of July 24.

Teesside Magistrates Court heard he was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees with serious lacerations to his left arm.

He gave a reading of 186 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 mililitres of blood. The legal limit is 80 microgrammes.

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The case was heard at Teesside Magistrates' Court in Middlesbrough.

Thorton, of Wolviston Road, Billingham, pleaded guilty to drink driving and not being insured.

The court heard he has a similar offence on his record and was subject to a community order at the time.

District Judge Helen Cousins said: “This was a very high reading. There was a collision involved and you were already on a community order.”

Sentencing was adjourned until December 12 and Thornton was given an interim driving disqualification.