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Former Bad Lieutenant rock star banned for drink driving

Jake Evans, 37, from Macclesfield, has been banned from the road after he was caught above the limit

Jake Evans, 34, former guitarist with Bad Lieutenant has been banned from the road after he was caught drink driving

A rock star has been banned from the road after he was caught drink driving.

Jake Evans, pictured, was caught above the legal limit on the Silk Road in Macclesfield.

The 37-year-old had been working late at the studio before downing a large bottle of cider, a court heard.

At Stockport magistrates’ court, Evans, of Daintry Street, Macclesfield, admitted drink driving.

Eileen Rogers, prosecuting, said: “At 1.15am on Sunday, September 25, police on the Silk Road stopped the defendant near the Tesco store on Hibel Road. He was breathalysed. The lowest reading was 50mg. The legal limit is 35mg.”

Leanne Smith, defending, said Evans, believes medication may have caused the high reading.

She said: “He had been working in a studio until 10pm and had a large cider. He anticipated he wouldn’t be over the limit. He suffers from asthma and uses an inhaler and other medication.

“He thinks this may have caused the high reading.”

Evans was fined £225 and banned for 12 months.

Evans has played in a number of bands, including Bad Lieutenant with New Order frontman Bernard Sumner.


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