Man suffered significant injuries after crashing his motorbike while more than twice the limit

A man ended up in hospital after crashing his motorbike more than twice the limit.

Monday, 16th December 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Monday, 16th December 2019, 11:02 am

Patrick William Thornton, 26, appeared before Teesside Magistrates’ Court for sentencing, having earlier pleaded guilty to driving with alcohol above the legal limit.

The defendant suffered significant injuries to his neck and arm following the crash in Thornaby on July 24.

Tests showed at the time of the crash he had 186 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, with the limit being 80.

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The case was heard at Teesside Magistrates' Court.

Thornton also pleaded guilty to driving the motorbike without insurance.

Kate Clark, defending, said: “It’s clear that he has problems with alcohol and is cutting down.”

Ms Clark said: “He wants the help and as soon as he can get it.”

Thornton was banned from driving for 40 months and given a 12-month community order. Thornton, Wolviston Road, Billingham, was told to pay £40 costs and a £90 surcharge.